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wrong emigrants. they know the police will stop them down the road isn't the solution and their flight could be fatal but going back is not an option. it's money i'm on and the gravity are stuck in the spanish border area they're there waiting for a chance that will probably never come shattered dreams starts generally 18th on t.w. . you're watching the w. news asia coming up today the blind woman fighting sexual harassment in china shall g.-r. quit her job as a massage therapist when she faced sexual advances at work now she's supporting others who face similar harassment. plus japan's plan against the daily show how it major construction project has helped ease flood waters. and in taiwan conservationists are in
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a race against time to save the island's unique flora from the rapid advancement of development. and the teen age about mir determined to prove that afghan women can conquer physical feats just as well as the men. i'm melissa chair welcome to news asia thank you for joining us it wasn't until 2018 that chinese lawmakers drafted a nationwide bill defining what constitutes sexual harassment and the law was only adopted in june of this year a patriarchal system fick them blaming and conservative attitudes in the country mean that simply reporting sex crimes can be an awful experience and for women with physical disabilities the problem is even worse. when shojo lost her sight as a teenager she was told her best career choice would be becoming
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a massage therapist. in china the visually impaired often work in massage parlors it's believed there are extra sensitive to touch she also gives online makeup and yoga tutorials for other people like her. the reality she found was terrifying she had to endure sexual abuse from male customers on a routine basis. whole some customers touched my face saying your message is. right. others touch my bottom and pretended to accidentally touch my breast while i was there and they. activists say 40 percent of women in china have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace it was only in june this year that a law defining sexual harassment was adopted despite the threats she endured showed
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never went to the police. the way oh just an experienced massage therapist told me that if i can accept this i can't do the job. if i decide to do the job i have to accept it. she did not accept it and left the profession today she works in an ngo supporting disabled people including women facing the same dangers she has one reward is experiencing other people's reactions when they find out what she does. what he upon how it will work i really like how at the beginning people seem to be amazed because if they feel a kind of amazement that at least i've broken this stereotype of blind people. in japan climate change has brought more frequent and damaging storms increasing the risk of flooding in response engineers have built the world's largest flood
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water diversion facility just north of tokyo it's so cavernous in some parts it could submerge the statue of liberty. it looks like a cathedral or an eye engine temple but this majestic structure isn't everleigh just chime it's an important defense against flooding in the greater tokyo area. well in this region when we have to rental rains we often have bad flooding. our streets and houses underwater even if it isn't a typhoon let's say the structure was built with the aim of diverting flood water. good idea mister. because okabe underground flood protection tank is the largest facility of its kind in the world supported by 500 tons pillars the main reservoir catches excess water from storms and typhoons which is eventually pumped into
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a nearby river it's a true feat of engineering designed to save lives and livelihoods taking off. when we compare the situation before and after this reservoir was created if the number of houses damaged by floods has decreased by 90 percent. japan is used to heavy rains especially during typhoon season which runs from may to look toba but experts say storms and floods are becoming more frequent and destructive because of global warming. in japan already has a climate which has a lot of rain and as prone to floods. now we face the risk of even more flooding or because we are experiencing much heavier rains.
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the government is preparing more underground structures are being built to protect tokyo and a giant facility similar to this one is being constructed in osaka expected date of completion 2044 just like. that play a crucial role in japan's anti flooding strategy. but they won't protect everyone and with climate change accelerating japan's impressive storm drains can only be considered one line of defense. over the past 30 years taiwan has earned a global reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse but the push for industrial lazy action has come at a cost to the environment the government has changed its tune and environmental protection is more of a priority these days but conservationists warn taiwan is paying the price for decades of inaction around 70 percent of the island is still covered in tropical forest but some plants have started to disappear. it may look and sound serene
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home cinchona is in a race against time a race that pits a group of plant taunters against a rapidly changing climate sun to human expansion they search taiwan's natural environment for plant species that could soon be wiped off the face of the earth. finding the rare specimens takes more than scientific knowledge. by. now so everyone can get to the places i go to i can stay a long time out in the wild in the mountains or forests i'm very good at climbing trees not everyone can climb trees. the hunters also have to be able to clamber up steep cliff faces and withstand the damn pores on the many days of time when the sun's not shining. back at the conservation
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center they carefully catalog and store their finds taking samples of d.n.a. and putting them in a deep freeze. by doing this they aim to preserve taiwan's biodiversity for future generations. we hope that we will have a chance to return these species to their original habitat. for one day when we can create a new habitat that these species can live there happily down. the botanists of the center also study the plants and educate the public about them sometimes making new discoveries that can benefit humanity. his or her goal many of these plants are endangered species. we need to ensure scientific papers and research are published quickly so ordinary people can learn so i conserving these plants can help us out here get through. the center aims to
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become the largest shelter of tropical plants on earth a safe haven for flora that can no longer thrive in the wild. in afghanistan an 18 year old teenager has made it her mission to climb mountains it's a sport not normally associated with women in a country who already facing nikken hurdles in their daily lives but that is of no consequence to fit to muscle tiny. faster muscle time millions used to scaling new heights as 18 she's already climbs no shark peak afghanistan's highest mountain soltani says it's one of the hardest climbs in the world she's the youngest woman ever to reach the mountain spectacular summit. on the one on its own with my main goal is to show the world that afghan women are strong and can do the most challenging work that men do.
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that are women from foreign countries come here to conquer the high peaks of the mountains of afghanistan i thought why can't we afghan women also conquer these peaks. that one of the hindu kush mountain range was a popular climbing destination in the past but nowadays the ongoing war in afghanistan makes doing sport here dangerous as especially true for women with soltani well aware of the current political climate in the country. when i got into sports i knew that i would face some problems in the future. for example one of the issues is that the taliban me for that sports for women i was on the to raise the afghan flag i'm ready to face any challengers. what's next for the afghan pioneer soltani is setting her sights even higher she's
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preparing for the world's highest peak mount everest. if you've ever played pool you'll probably appreciate snooker it's popular in commonwealth countries those associated with a former british empire and the game is played on a much longer table and getting a cord nation between the cue stick and the ice take years to master but in pakistan mohammed it come has managed to do so with one important difference. snooker a game derived from billiards made popular in south asia by british officers during the colonial era it's usually played with a stick. but not for a pakistani mohammed he was born without arms. the through the mud i was walking down the street and saw a sign for the snooker club. i used to sit inside the club and wonder if i had arms what i also play. so i started pushing around snooker balls on an
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empty pool table. gradually i improved my game and now i've played with some of the finest players. when parents found out they were worried he might get hurt and initially tried to stop him from playing. but after years of honing his skills he's now among the best at his local club. in eastern pakistan. the snooker owner says some players even pay for the chance to face off against. because of the sound of the there's more competition in cricket and football where there are more players with disabilities and those sports but when it comes just no he's one of a kind and he doesn't have competition from anyone people are impressed by his game
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he's the only snooker player in the world playing with his chin. says that when he was growing up he often felt isolated now after mastering snooker in his own way he's become a local celebrity. that's it for now be sure to check out our other stories on dot com for flash or on facebook and twitter thank you for watching have a great dane and good buy. the fight against the corona virus 10 damage. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and context the coronavirus update 19 special. on t w. a n u u m
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e note here is yours we're going to do you and how it all steers german chancellor we'll bring you an angle of math call as you've never had to have a full surprise yourself with what is possible who is medical really what moves that i am part of something we talk to people who follow along the way admirers and critics alike how is the world's most powerful woman shaping her legacy joining us from eccles law stops. in the coronavirus pandemic shutting the stores in new york city but the artists are moving in the bad news can seem endless but amidst the depression people are trying to find solace in. august they're not only for. the for people see. means to see if they can school
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said big you can. celebrate their space with the soul or it just it changes your mood. but it also brings put traffic to the area it helps a rounding stores that are struggling to make rent payments it's a symbol of arts and business together they're coping with bad news in a city that desperately needs good news there's no signal people assume that your closet is this and that. it's not true you're still here still fighting bigotry for shit. the collaboration of landlords businesses an artist in new york shows how important it is to cling to positive things especially in times of crises. alone welcome to our 19 special here and news i want to get jones good to have you with us how do you feel today well these days it's not easy to find that silver
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lining on the horizon right especially when you get bombarded with bad news day in day out it's time for the media to do better india record number of new coronavirus cases on sunday hundreds of elephants found dead in recent was described as nonstop bad news is the world really in such a thorough and terrible state for countries in the region. of course the current coronavirus pandemic is indeed an extraordinary global crisis. but if you take a longer term view you see there have been many positive trends infant mortality has never been lower. and the number of people killed in natural disasters has been averaging downwards want tot still we often get the impression things are just getting worse and worse myself included even though as
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a journalist i don't just consume news but i also help shape it. why are we more sensitive to bad news doesn't have something to do with the brain i'm on my way to see neuroscientist martin. she has researched precisely these questions. answered him for our technique on the brain processes negative news faster better and more intensively than positive or neutral news on to us we also remember it better in terms of evolutionary biology and processing negative information better than positive information has been helpful because in the age of this a project. and while a mammoth missing a piece of bad news might well mean that's it for you how. studies have shown the test subjects from different parts of the world became more excited as soon as they were shown bad news regardless of their looking shin and culture. many
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media outlets use this effect to their advantage negative headlines sell more comedies and get more clicks. studies show that the media are publishing more and more of that news this specially online. just about how is it a problem if the media revel in bad news. and asking its worst and foremost it makes us all have negative expectations so we go through life with the worldview in which we assume the world is worse than it really is. was the impact of media reports can be extremely strong take the boston marathon bomb attack and 2013 for example some people who follow the news obsessive or more stressed and frightened than others who have been physically present. so what does this mean as a person elses as my 1st of all it makes people less likely to take action you
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might think the realisation that we all have a worldview that's too negative would actually prompt people to become more active but many psychological studies have shown that that is precisely not the case and so i just put a pot what's more it can promote chronic stress we know that chronic stress can be a factor in many diseases including diabetes cardiovascular disease and mental illnesses such as depression how can be depressed when you doubt if you can trust. the coronavirus pandemic is a good example after months of bad news many people have grown weary of the crisis . helpless and wish things would go back to normal. as a journalist i have to consider whether i might be contributing to other people having a misguided view of the world what can the media do better. well that's the big question let's bring in alric ha group founder and c.e.o. of the constructive institute in journalism for tomorrow in denmark good to have
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you with us how do you cope with all the bad news. bites riots you see the world and my news with both sides both looking for the problems but also feel that you are. the problem and the way forward now not everybody is capable of doing it and we certainly learned that bad news sell better than good news is seems in the media then it's all down to profit what could prompt media outlets to take a different approach here. just a standard that is a big misunderstanding the american courts that if it bleeds it leads it turns out not to be true if you ask people on the street in berlin or elsewhere in the world do you need more news you need faster news they would most like to say no i'm drumming it but i need something i need something to trust i do need journalism but i knew need to need journalism that is passionate but also give me
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a full picture of the world that is what people want they want not more information but they need navigation stories about where we have what we come from but especially moving ahead so the idea that it's only fear that we should took tap into it that we've been doing in the news industry for years with telling people of the show that there's breaking news here something bad might happen here an appalling screening reship everything is going to help watch here that has been our strategy and it has turned out that people turn their back on us they know overwhelmed and they don't want to pay for it so if we think about it we should know and listen to psychologists who say that yes fear is very strong and as you said it comes down from the stone age but hope you speak of it that's the reason why people get up and you know we still don't and we remiss not to look into that absolute but we still have to obviously it's a journalist's job to report the truth and the truth isn't always beautiful yes and
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sadly a lot of bad things happen in the world so how can you as a responsible journalist strike the right balance reporting the truth but not adding to people's anxiety. yeah and we should not we should not give people false hope we well our job is not to put a smile on people's faces we have the information to trust and we should remember that but we should we should see both the problems and then we should take one step further instead of just just looking for another story another problem we can't tap people on children because it you also have to watch this this could also be dangerous we should stick to the problem and ask the constructive questions pointing to the future asking now what and how if we have a problem what have other countries done that we can learn from that so i think is the come to say on things that the prospects of office aleutians give people a helping hand and with half a minute to go is there anything positive in this current crisis the pandemic that
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we as dennis can take away from. there's a lot one of them for me i don't have to spend 2 days going to billin to talk to you for 5 minutes i could stay here we have learned more and more to do that also in meeting in that in the business world we have learned a lot of things in denmark for instance we should know and but people don't know that less people have died in denmark in 2020 then in the last 10 years every year why because people don't get the flu all right well that's that's in good news indeed only god are all there founder and c.e.o. of the constructive institute generalism for tomorrow thank you so much you're welcome. but time now for your questions over to a science correspondent eric williams. how are we supposed to deal with coronavirus for teeth when restrictions are being reimposed.
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this isn't a science question it's a personal one but pandemic fatigue is affecting so many people all over the world but i wanted to spend a couple of minutes sharing my own thoughts on it here in germany where it gets dark and cold in the winter a lot of people are really dreading the next few months even though compared to many other european countries things are. going pretty well here so far but it feels like they're balanced on the edge of a knife and it wouldn't take much to tip the scales and slide the country into some some pretty dark territory so for me at least in addition to just being heartily sick of pandemic restrictions there's also an underlying layer of fear that never really goes away and getting through the next few months will be easier if i
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can lessen that. what helps me personally keep my fear somewhat at bay is is this focusing on the science which it is not to say that it provides crystal clear answers all the time science is messy and what it seems to be saying can often change over time just look at what it now says about man squaring for example compared to a year ago but the fact that ideas can change based on new have events is not a weakness it's actually science has great strains and look at how far it's brought us less than a year after the 1st reported cases of the sometimes deadly fast spreading disease what we've learned about treating it has steadily lower fe tell of the rates among those who catch it and and there's a good possibility we'll see large scale vaccination against cove at 19 next year and that's amazing because it shows we aren't helpless even if we are afraid and
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exhausted by the whole pandemic thing i at least and now hopeful that if we can only hold out for a few more months things will look different and 2021 in a nutshell i battle my own pandemic 50 by reminding myself of how far we've already come and with hope for where i think we're going to be in the not too distant future. amounts it stay safe and positive.
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frankfurt airport city managed by from. business d.w. news wire from croatia rocked by a powerful earthquake this 2nd trimester hit within 2 days of course widespread damage in several places including the capital stock that the nuclear power plant in neighboring safina has been closed down as a precaution. also on the program after fleeing persecution at home with me and
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injured muslims. now being forced into another move against their will says it's transferring refugees to an isolated island to believe overcrowding in camps but rights groups are concerned. and who isn't feeling passers by 2020 new yorkers say good riddance to a get up and get life as we knew. until gail welcome to the program a powerful earthquake has struck central croatia causing damage in several cities including the capital zagreb according to the european mediterranean seismological center of the magnitude $6.00 event struck about 50 kilometers southeast of zagreb the official reports say a child was killed in this widespread destruction collapsed rube's destroyed
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buildings the tremors also prompted the precautionary shutdown of a nuclear power plant in neighboring slovenia. we can go through at dollywood. grab welcome dollars what are you hearing. well the latest that we have is that there is a compound one fatality in the town of betting you know where the epicenter was. and also casualties in terms of the smaller wounds illustrations and so on are reported in zagreb and other places as well gration has experienced for more of quakes since the big one which was at noon and in 19 minutes local time. the strongest one was $4.00 so the of you know the earth is still shaking. and the reports from the
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ground are that there are collapsed buildings roofs. bud's it's very difficult to gets a clear picture of warhol how widespread the destruction is the prime minister. when there straight away fire departments from all over the country are scrambling to get to the to that area the phone lines are jammed the parts of zagreb and i believe other parts of country are without electricity. and this was a very powerful earthquake it's the losses for. longer than 20 seconds was quick wipes horrible to 2 to experience. it was felt as far as as played on the coast and. kind slovenia and even as far as belgrade
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serbia. eyes you've been speaking we've been looking at pictures of the same that saying at all the nice. evacuations as well as of volunteers helping with that the rescue efforts this is the 2nd. and indeed more powerful earthquake to hit in a couple of days i'm people they must be very it must be very concerned. i would say that people are on one edge of. the breakdown yesterday's a tremor was. also in the same region all of which is some 50 kilometers salsas ira. but this is also the 2nd major about 3rd major earthquake that he had great shot in the in this year in march to zagreb experienced a 5.5. earthquake which. it was one fatality and
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there was massive destruction to the historic center of the city. so then since then we have record more than 2000 smaller earthquakes measuring that one the board 2 on the richter scale but so this is this is much of course much larger much more much more powerful. bigger destruction but. people have been nervous and edgy about this from before and now this is really pushing. toward the limits calzones and called. people crowding in the streets which of course is considering the epidemic very very not a very good thing. out of fear of returning to their homes. or we thank you for that thanks for joining us donna bordeaux bitch sack him to bangladesh which has begun to move
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a 2nd group of mostly refugees to remote off shore island rights groups have voiced their opposition because the compound on bass and char and is vulnerable to flooding united nations has urged the government to move only those people who are willing to go. right hinge a refugee on the search for safety and a better life more than one and a half 1000 boarded bangladesh navy boats on tuesday to head to the remote island of basilan shah. many people crowded on deck with everything they own in tow. many see the move as the chance for a new beginning conditions in the camps around cox's bizarre hard to bear. life in the camp where we were difficult it's so overcrowded that bangladesh authorities have built us this facility so we've decided to move out there. looking
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for peace of mind and cox's bazaar is no place for that. they left cox's bazaar the night before most of the nearly 900000 road injure that bangladesh has taken in lives in camps around the city. that's too many in the eyes of the authorities they say their goal is to relocate 100002 the boss on char island officials insist there are only resettling refugees who are willing to move and there are plenty who don't want to go one is that. we shouldn't go to the island because it's low lying and if a storm hits we'll have nowhere safe to go. a 1st group of or a hinge or was sent to the island earlier in december. while the camp here is better constructed than the makeshift refugee dwellings on the mainland the u.n. and human rights groups have expressed concern over the resettlements bus on charlie rose above sea level in 2006 formed by silt from the ganges delta.
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the low lying island off is little protection from natural disasters and has very little infrastructure. but regardless of the dangers they may face on the island for many refugees it's a better option than returning to a military crackdown in me and. i will take a look at some of the other stories making headlines tens of thousands of protesters in the hall have called for the removal of prime minister a category. at a rally in katmandu they urged him to reverse his decision to dissolve parliament the protest was organized by a splinter group of the governing communist party. turkey's top court has ruled that the detention of prominent philanthropist and businessman osmond does not violate his right to liberty and security the 63 year old who spent more than 3 years in jail without a conviction on charges related to a failed coup in 2016 the european court of human rights has called for his release
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. lawmakers in the u.s. house of representatives have voted overwhelmingly to override president trump's veto of a defense policy bill they've also voted to increase pandemic relief to struggling americans to $2000.00 i don't get a bait over the fence and pandemic aid now moves to the republican controlled senate. south african president sitaram opposed to has reintroduced a van on alcohol sales and ordered the closure of all past to contain the resurgence of coronavirus prison ramaphosa said reckless behavior contributed to the most recent spike in infections and is putting pressure on hospital emergency units. you know some of the other developments in the pandemic starting in india which is confirmed 6 cases of the new infectious variant of corona virus 1st attempt even in britain it was found in people who derive from the u.k.
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in recent weeks south korea's reported to be covered 19 fatalities at least 40 deaths in the last 24 hours the current surge in infections as brought the total number of cases to maybe $60000.00 unspayed says it will create a national register of people who refuse coverage 900 fascinations sources say that this will not be made public but will be shared with other european countries. not least 50 journalists and media employees have been killed in connection with their work in the last year that's according to the ninety's to a new report from reporters without borders which says that most of the journalists lost their lives in countries that took war and were often targeted for trying to expose crime and corruption. in mexico a country with one of the world's highest murder rates and the worst journalists the country has been plagued by violence related to drugs gangs for years. the
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danger faced by reporters trying to investigate poses a threat to democracy in the world's largest spanish speaking nation. people are afraid that information will be. organized crime will track us down because we revealed something or reported something that we should not have. reporters without borders says 8 journalists were killed in mexico and 2020 more than in any other country iraq afghanistan pakistan and india also reported several journalist deaths during the past year. one of the killings in afghanistan happened earlier this month. as she left her home in the east of the country. and was also a campaigner for the rights of women and children. reporters without borders says 2020 also saw the 1st execution of a journalist in 3 decades. and exiled or rainy and journalist living in europe was
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kidnapped last year during a trip to iraq. convicted and executed him over his online reporting of anti-government protests in 2017. and 2020 also brought with it a new threat the coronavirus pandemic reporters without borders says it is impossible to know how many journalists were exposed while going about their work the organization says at least 3 reporters died after contracting the virus. tradition has taken on added significance this year good riddance day is a ceremonial out to the old in with a new event held at the close of the year in times square after the months of the pond demick people than ready to send 2020 packing. i say very pretty good bye to the year of 2020.
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2020 once all the dozen people in new york gathered to celebrate the unofficial good riddance day when they say goodbye to the things they don't want to take into the new year. old let's say good riddance to the coronavirus throwing them into an oversized paper shredder all those sentiments are so much more strong in 2020 because people really want to say good riddance to a lot of the difficulty in the pain and the isolation of the last year and they also see the light at the end of tunnel at the end of the tunnel the backseat the sense that maybe in the future finally the houses of broadway will be and the theaters will be able to be full. also at times where people are aiming to look forward instead of back at what they want to shred. to participating you know wishing wall writing down their hopes and dreams for 2021. i did wish for hopefully called it a go way back here there's a cure and then we can go back to traveling and having bought into really doing
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think of my family and my least health for the lord i just felt for all the my family and all the family there. that you know because if it if you had to be able to see my family they love puerto rico and i want to see them are there and i wish her bond and happiness for everyone else around. times square in new york is normally a hot spot for celebrations on new year's eve but with the coronavirus still keeping people up on celebrations to ring in 2021 will be much more subdued. on legendary french fashion designer has died at the age of 98 a master of old cartoon the 950 s. sixty's he was celebrated for his visionary creations for bringing to the. masses during korea that spanned 17 years cut down was born in italy and embraced to france as a child. it is time to remind her of our top story
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a powerful earthquake has struck central croatia killing a child causing damage in cities including the capital zagreb according to the european mediterranean seismological sense of the magnitude 6.4 events struck about 50 kilometers southeast off the top 2 official reports a cause widespread destruction of a collapsing groups and entire buildings. that's a check up today to mall of the top of the hour monica jones has your business update next with. why are people forced to hide in trucks. there are many reasons. there are many cancers.


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