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[000:00:00;00] with this is dw news lie from berlin and historic heart implant and a medical 1st, us surgeon successfully transplant a genetically modified pig heart into
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a human patient racing hoax that animal organs could ease that product donor shortage. also coming up cause it sounds president says russian lead troops withdraw completely from the former soviet republic within 10 days after violent unrest that he blames on islam as militant condemned for its failure to uphold human rights. the u. s. detention camp in washington, mo is still open 20 years after taking its 1st prisoners. we ask if it will ever be shut down. and the past 7 years were the warmest on record, according to european experts, they warned extreme whether events are a dramatic reminder that time is running out to cut net carbon emissions and make it different. ah
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i'm so me so much that's good to have you with us. in a medical 1st us surgeon's half successfully implanted a genetically modified pig heart into a human patient. the transplant took place last week. the 57 year old man was too ill to be eligible for a human heart transplant, but he said to be recovering well, so far. medical researchers hope such procedures could one day help ease the chronic shortage of human organ donation. this is the heart used to give dave bennett a new lease on life. in a 9 hour procedure surgeons transplanted the organ, taken from a one year old pig. it was gene edited bread and killed for this purpose. following friday surgery, the 57 year old patient is breathing on his own while still connected to a heart lung machine. he simply didn't want to die, doesn't want to die. and he felt that if he had no opportunity and he was pretty well convinced by multiple doctors who had told him he had
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a fatal disease. and he was unlikely to leave the hospital because of that as a background, as, as an alternative. he said to me, 2 very important things is i don't want to die. and he said if i do, maybe you learn something to help others. prior attempts at so called zeno transplantation, largely failed because patience bodies rapidly rejected the animal organ. most countries rely on an opt in system for donation requiring express prior consent to use the organs of dead people in the usa alone, around $6000.00 people die every year, waiting for kidneys, hearts, or lungs. it is a game changer because a, you know, now not a v will have these organs are readily available if you have their technique of a genetically modifying. so if they're more cute tweaking, required for, for modifying the genes, we can re, every of the, you will be able to do that. and,
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you know, again, can, you know, customize basically the hard for, are the argon for the patient? the experimental procedure raises ethical and animal rights issues and is far from being declared safe. but for now, dave bennett's new pig heart is still beating and we can speak now to doctor you or him dinner. he is a virology at the free university here in berlin. dr. danner, thank you for joining us. we know that transplanting animal organs into humans has mostly failed so far. and we heard a doctor in that report say this is a game changer. so what do you think of this latest attempt? it is a great success and the success is based on the research in the last years, both in the united states, but also in germany. and so we have no genetic could be modified
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which can not. ready be rejected, we have a research in verbal g to prevent transmission of viruses to humans and we have new immune suppressive drugs helping us to. ready prevent rejection. so you think this is a promising step to ease some of the chronic shortages that we see in donors are going forward? yes, it is a step forward and a good career step. what is actually the biggest challenge in doing this kind of transplant? the biggest challenge is to prevent rejection early it is too early to say, oh. ready it broke noises is that the patient survive already 4 days is
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a good sign with to remember it's the 1st rotation of. ready oregon from human to human. it was only survival times of hours or days. and as compared to this is. ready connie success, ok, there are some ethical questions being asked. so genetically modifying animals to use their organs could be really helpful for humans. but do you think that we could see a form of factory farming for organ donations in the future? is let's see it. if it looks in the 1st patients, then it blew. ready ready it blood growth in the clinic and it will be improved and new in with do i think this is the one who will have to leave it there. dr. ya,
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him dinner from the free university here in berlin. thank you. thank you. the e u is mourning the loss of european parliament president david cecily just moments ago. his colleagues gathered on the steps of the parliament to hold a minute of silence in his memory. thoughtfully passed away. at the age of 65, the italian center left politician had been in the hospital since december 20 sick with struggling for months with poor health. after suffering pneumonia, the former journalist became president in 2019 a vote to elect his replacement had already been planned for later this month, since saucily had already decided not to run for reelection. let's go over to brussels now and corresponded jack parrot for more in the story. jackie, this his death came as a surprise to many people. so what are some of the reactions you've been seeing and
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hearing their yeah, that's right. the number of them, the p. c. k, my son's the step sites in front of the european parliament in brussels on the soft, had tears in their eyes for that moment of silence. he was in a very, very well light man here in brussels, across the political spectrum. and we have seen an outpouring of tweets and social media posts and statements from prominent m. p. 's and figures in the european union to say hi side. they are in fact we had a statement from the european commission president of on the line earlier today. she called debbie debbie certainly amount of deep faith and strong convictions who constantly defended the european union and this values. this is somebody, as i say, who was well lights and believe to be a strong pro european. and he will certainly be very, very missed here in the european parliament in brussels. and he was a committed to european jack. tell us more about you. david chesley was well,
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he was born in 1957 in florence in italy. and during most of the eighty's and ninety's, he worked his way up as a journalist in italian media ending up as an anchor on t g one which is a prominent italian tv channel. and one of his sort of famous jobs was reporting on the fall of the berlin wall in $1089.00. clearly that is a significant moment in the european union, which we unify germany and really a sinister at the moment of broader re unification of the european you know, the whole of the european continent off of the 2nd world war. and that's really significant because when in 2009, he then represented the democratic party in the italy on the italian sheet, the european parliament elections and was elected. he was quite quickly a prominent voice here at the european parliament so much so that after the 2019 elections, he was elected president here and his tenure as the parliament president was about
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to and next week who is likely to be his successor. yeah, that's right. so essentially as part of the agreements on who got the top jobs after those 2019 elections, it was agreed that there would be a sort of 2 separate people that would hold half term mandates for the period between the 2 u elections. and is widely expected that roberta met sola, who's a maltese m e p. from the european people's parties, were different party to the social and democrats who david subtly represented. she's from the center right group that she will will probably take over is the president after an agreement between the political groups it. she was here at that moment, silence earlier on. and she's treated to say she's heartbroken. europe lost the leader and that she has lost a friend. there's a lot of sadness here in brussels for the life of david subsidy after he passed away at the age of 65 brussels correspondent jack perk. thank you very much.
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now to some other stories, making the news around the world, bilateral talks between russia and the us, ended with no breakthrough in geneva. on monday discussions focused on di escalating tensions over ukraine. western countries are calling on russia to pull its troops back from the ukrainian border. moscow wants a guarantee from nato that the military alliance will not expand eastwards. absolutely. nicaragua, president daniel ortega has been sworn in for a 4th consecutive term. elections in november were widely seen as being rigged. the 76 year old ortega oversaw the jailing of opposition leaders, including 7 potential challenges for the presidency shortly before the election. and british prime minister boris johnson is under fire over renewed allegations he and his staff flouted his own government's corona virus lockdown rules. a leak to e mail revealed staff from number 10 downing street were invited to a drinks party on may 20th 2020 the same day. a government minister reminded
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britons they could only meet up with one other person outside their home. cars, exxon's president cathy joe mar took i have says russian lead troops will leave the country within 10 days. took i have called for foreign military support. last week after days of unprecedented unrest and the former soviet republic took. i have also announced his nominations for a new government looking out over almighty airport, this russian piece keeper as controlling an area that was stormed by protestors and briefly ceased during the unrest. now everything seems calm again. more than 2000 foreign troops were deployed to kazakhstan last week by the russian lead collective security treaty organization, along with 250 pieces of military hardware. president chi if announced that the forces will begin leaving in 2 days and will have withdrawn completely in 10 days time. he's framing the protests as a coup attempt assisted by foreign terrorists. muslim comma ma marianna bridget the
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glitter share with fish and was being made. we could have lost control of alma t, the most intense phase of the counter terrorism operation is now complete, opposite all regions unstable to outsource here for the unit for dinner. so i'd like to announce that the main mission of the c s t o has been successfully completed to neural border seal, or the cupboard will spearson lawyer from it, an attempt to restore stability to kai, if also nominated new candidates for government posts, the former deputy ali hon. smell affordable to the new prime minister. last week, i'm clashes between government opponents and security forces. combined with the looting spree, rendered parts of the largest city almighty almost unrecognizable. almost 10000 people have been detained throughout the country. more than 150 people were killed . it is not yet clear why the protests started to turn violent,
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but many doubt to chi his narrative of a rapid radicalization instead, the chaos has laid bare in fighting at the very top of a government that was until recently still dominated by former leader. no sultan neza by of 20 years ago to day the 1st prisoners arrived in guantanamo bay. the detention camp set up by the us following the 911 attacks and the ensuing invasion of afghanistan in a clear breach of human rights. most prisoners were held indefinitely without trial d, w, as oliver salad went to the u. s. naval base on guantanamo and the camp some say, has come to symbolize one of the biggest us moral failings in the so called war on terror. mm guantanamo, located in a tropical paradise. but the u. s. naval base in cuba stands for human rights abuses and torture mohammed to old slaw. he was held cheerful, 14 years,
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suspected of involvement in the $911.00 attacks, but never charged for a crime. he was brutally tortured and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder until today, 34 nights ago i woke up and i was shaking. so skin because i saw my, my jacket on the door and i thought it was someone coming to get in. and it took me a very long time. some time i wake up, i cannot breathe. defense counsel anthony natalie represents an alleged. okay, the terrorist who arrived here in 2006 and since then has been waiting for his trial. guantanamo has been seen internationally as a stain on american history. so where does that place here put the united states? we're ashamed that every thing that made this country one that we could say was a free country that had equal justice for all has abandoned all of that. and that sat, it said, and i, i don't know how we're going to be able to recover. autonomy was built after the
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$911.00 attacks, is government aimed for a forceful and rapid response. united states will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. in the war on terror, america and its allies invaded afghanistan. the u. s. naval base at guantanamo bay served as a prison for a ledge war criminals, and tara suspects a place where the constitution of the united states does not exist ever since. it was opened. busy human rights activists argue guantanamo is where the u. s. lost its moral authority, the place of torture and double standards, that is mostly of limits for a camera. but there's also another side of guantanamo a place where a 6000 inhabitants try to go about their everyday lives. in a bizarre contrast to the infamous prison residential areas resembled small town
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america some normalcy in a place. full of contradictions. rate you get more, delivers the soundtrack for guantanamo, and she is get most voice. i get my hello. hello, welcome to your morning show with the day candles. otherwise, one is pretty upset and a lease for trials in the prison are not part of their coverage. a, it's not really part of like the culture here. you now that's a, another side of the base. here on this side we have a whole different type of operations going here. the new school allows that students somewhat of a normal childhood, 5 kilometers from the notorious torture prison. good. okay. what is another thing that you know about native that's actually the message that went, that may sent to the whole world. they said there are 2 kinds of people in this world. people who don't deserve a little bit of law. muslim young people and people who deserve the loaner out of
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almost 800 former detainees. 39 are still incarcerated in guantanamo only to have been convicted of a crime. the director of the world health organization and europe says with current infection rates, more than half the population in the region will be infected with on a chron in the next $8.00 to $6.00 to $8.00 weeks. hands clock i says, rising infections are going hand in hand with rising hospitalization. numbers. israel is among the place of seeing record new cases. it's the 1st country in the world to offer people a 4th vaccination. but now the fast spreading arm across variant appears to be out pacing the government's ability to implement a clear strategy database. tanya kramer reports from televi. if the line for a coven 19 test is long at this official center in tel aviv with the on the cross variance spreading fast, free p. c. r tests are now reserved for people over 60, under their high risk groups. everybody else is required to take it down to gen
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test 1st with ever changing rules. patience is running low properly. and basically the rules change on a daily basis. there is a joke, the if you refresh the news on the news page, then you get different restrictions and different rules. mostly mchuga feels like a circus. i mean, if the council, the p c r, test the nurses do the antigen testing as home and slander kids back to school for now we have to stand here. we can't work on it. we have to just stay at home being caught boshamp a bite. israel made an early batch on it's rapid vaccination campaign. in october, it had successfully slowed down the delta wave by administering a 3rd booster shots. but now the country is struggling with the i'm a kron berry. and i were talking oh, very on that is spreading very fast. think bishop period is about 2 days knocked 7 days as used to be. so this is why many of the epidemiological measures are
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especially testing and breaking of transmission are much less efficient. ah right now, much of israel's cobit stress. she has been focused on vaccination. over $4300000.00 israelis have taken the 3rd booster shots less than half of the population of roughly $9400000.00. since last week, the country has begun to roll out the 4th booster for people over 60 medical staff and other high risk groups. each time we boost we fortify our immune response. we deepen the immune memory and enhance our ability to cope more efficiently with the fire in that already challenging us. and those that will unfortunately will emerge. but it's still unclear how hospitals will cope during this 5th wave at
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a heel of hospital in tel aviv family. dr. laura laurie takes us to the cove at 19 wards. not every badge is occupied right now. but numbers of severely ill patients are increasing daily. and majority are unvaccinated. 2 or have underlying health conditions quote unquote, on, on a convention, at the moment some of our patients are vaccinated and some are not so funny. every one hospitalized has underlying health conditions. and i got parson from your kidney conditions or diabetes. but again, the vaccinations are very important and very effective for women. how should we many lim thought after so many waves of this disease. there's a sense of experienced routine on this wards are now. newly authorized drugs can be given to patients early on. still after 2 years, it's not just hard for doctors and nurses to keep up. but for every one struggling
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with the new uncertainty that's replicating. along with this latest variant, the european union's climate monitoring service has released a new report highlighting extreme global temperature rises in the past 7 years. last year was the 5th warmest year on record and saw extreme weather events hit every continent on the planet. the last 7 years were the world's hottest own record and by a substantial margin, according to the use, copernicus, climate change service in 2021 global levels of c o. 2 and methane reached record highs. while in the same year. wildfires devastated parts of grace north america and siberia floods reaped through towns in west, in germany and droughts across africa lead to what was called the
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1st ever climate induced famine in madagascar. but as the climate changes, sorry to does, scientists ability to track and predict it. thanks to more advanced modeling except how we are able with more precision 2 or 2 were determined depending on on different projects or ease of emissions or what would be the outcome for the atmosphere. the good news is because of that are weak, unsure that if michelle taken we expect her the utmost she a true or not to go, we're too far into were and shortage to retreat. drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions is widely a grade to be the best defense against further human induced warming, along with protecting and rehabilitating k ecosystems.
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but with extreme weather events already heating, adapting is vital to protect life. cover changes happening. we're seeing more extreme weather many times. we're not prepared, but his increased severity and extremity of extreme weather. and so we need to be better prepared. last year, global temperatures were more than one degrees celsius, above pre industrial levels, leaving only a tiny margin to avoid 2 degrees or more of warming, and a catastrophic effect. scientists say that would have on the planet germany faces gigantic task to achieve its climate protection goals. that's how climate minister robert hubig put it. as he unveiled a new report that shows germany could miss it's emissions targets for 2030 d w. michelle a chris no talk to minister, how back about what standing in his way? minister, how back? so the money is there,
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but how will you convince the 16 federal states to make 2 percent of that area? debatable for renewables to get over the not in my front yard mentality. i think we'd have to do both talk with people. come to a spirit that will make things happen. and on the other hand, going into the regulations. if germany is now starting building up its infrastructure only on the basis of renewable energy, that means of cost that the security of the infrastructure life on renew, but energies and that one cannot say, okay, i understand this, but don't bitter windmills in my backyard or in my country, so we have to change the routes the last as well. so is environmental protection and t a junior child see a contradiction in the future. that what seems to be a contrast must be a crunch. contrast, we can solve conflict,
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we can give nature the big birds, the goats and other birds more space. but in find another place for wind move, but we need to find place. we're going to be talking about 2 percent of the german german area. 4 wouldn't move, that means 100 percent free for that, and this should be enough space for nature. what japanese expectation of it's european partners now, but also as it goes into the g 7 presidency. the g 7 is another possibility and another step to come forward with outro of renewable energy and the production of green hydrogen tonight. and this is the next step. now we are focusing on whitman and a solar, but in the 2030. so we need huge amounts of green hydrogen for our industry of
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our power plants. we have now running on natural gas than switching over to hydrogen and the talks and the just haven't from that show to some of the powerful that well that topic great and time. so thank you very much. thank you. right, coming up next on dw news, asia afghan families consider desperate choices to fend off hunger and life on the mongolian steps may not have a future without more. with the rush, battery has those stories and more coming right up on dw, say just a tooth
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with people and trucks injured when trying to flee the city center more and more
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refugees are being turned away as the border families playing phone tags in syria with extreme ross chatting, 200 people with around the world. more than 300000000 people are seeking refuge. ask why? because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. d. w. made for mines. listen up people. you're headed for climate disaster. and yet, every year government spend hundreds of billions of public funds on fossil fuel subsidies. imagine
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a bridge spent hundreds of billions per year subsidizing giant media yours. that's what you're doing right now. around the world, people are living in poverty. don't you think helping them would make more sense than i don't know? and for the demise of your entire species? you've got a huge opportunity right now as you rebuild your economies and bounce back in this pandemic. so here's my wild idea. don't choose extinction. save your species before it's too late, stammering and humans to stop making excuses and start making changes. with this i did of the news asia coming up to date of gone is tons double tried today's drought and hunger. how a combination of the 2 is driving parents to think of unsettling options to sell

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