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melbourne andn australia preparing to go back into lockdown. also a reported closure. the brazilian president downplays covid-19 even after testing popositive for the viru. brazil has the world's second-highest highest number of cases and deaths. the u.s. officially notified the u.n. is leaving the world health organization. this as coronavirus cases their past 3 million. 3
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first ausustralia, where the residents of melbourne are stocking up on supplies. they are bracing for another lockdown that goes into effect in a few hours and is set the last six weeks. this is part of the response to a spike in coronavirus cases in melbourne, the capital of the state of victoria. also bordering new south wales, which is closed. the prime minister says there are no plans to reimpose restrictions across the country. there is a lot of frustration in the victorian capital. usedas people were getting to looser coronavirus restrictions, life somewhat returning to normal, authorities reinstated stay-at-home orders for the next six weeks starting tonight, this wednesday night.
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many people headed straight for the city's bars and pubs. many restaurants are booked tonight as people scramble to enjoy their last moments of freedom in a while. 13030our newen coconfmed cacases reported in te stste of victoria. more than half thohose are linkd toto the publilic housining towers whihich are in rdrd lockdown. the e prime mininister sco morrison suggested australia would look a at slowing g the rn of austrtralian nationonals from overerseas in a bid d to controe virus. that i is something ththat wille didiscusse until this friday ata national cabinet meeting. >> australia is in the southern hemisphere. it is not the only country in the region reintroducing restrictions. julia sieger has been looking at the evolution of the pandemic in
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both hemispheres. >> according to experts, the idea that covid-1919 i is follog a seasonalal trend is confirmed. we are witnessing a decrease in the number of cases in the northern hemisphere, even though they are still little pockets in certain countries, little clusters where authorities are forced to reimpose a lockdown. if you look in a general manner at a map, you will realilize the countries the most affected by covid-19 right now are the countries in the southernn hemisphere n now entering wintertime. speaking of south africa, india, australia, but also madagascar. it's important to look at the grand scheme of the pandemic. itit started in china in the winter. if then spreadad to the temempol zone in countries where the average temperature was abobout0 degrees celsius s and the averae humidity rate was between 50% to 70%. they think they are ideal
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condnditions for covid-19 toto spread. ifif there is a seasonal patter, there is a fear there will be a second epidemic in the northern hemisphere as fall or winter. that doeoes not m mean the virus nonot circulating anymore in the northern h hemisphere. inin frarance they arere warnint a sesecond epidemic wave, a a se in the numumber of cases as peoe do not respect social distancing measures. >> moving onto brazil's president testing positive for covid-19. he repeatedly played down the risk of the virus. he made the announcement on television on tuesday. the 65-year-old says he is confident t he will recover quickly. the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has not been proven effective against coronavirus. bolsonaro as opposed regional lockdowns and attended many events without a mask. anthony joins us now from the
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u.k., the head of the brazil inststitute at king's college london. thank you for being with us. notot the f first leadader to test positive for covid-19. boris johnson was sick and hospital --in hospital even. getting the virus will change anything for bolsonaro? >>, 12 probably not. -- well, probably n not. yesterday he did wear a mask. he recently vetoed a bill from congress that would have required the wearing of masks. concerned forwas not spreading it to anybody else in isolation. >> we have lost our connection to our guest in london.
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he was joining me to talk about the situation embers over the president has tested -- situtuation in brazil for the president has tested positive. in the u.s. cases have topp eded 3 million. texas has reached more than 10,000 cases. saidrump administration the u.s. will leave the world health organization next year. trump accused of being under china's control. his rival joe biden says he will reverse the decision if he is elected. pandemic,e midst of a donald trump is formally pulling out of the world health organization at a time of the coronavirus continues to surge to the u.s. to some 3 million cases. trump'p's threatats to leaveve n in the spring when he accused china of wanting to control the group. he said beijing managed to get
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the who to mislead the world in the early days of the virus. after demanding immediate reforms, trump said the u.s. would suspend their $400 million in annual funds. >> because i have failed to make the requested and d greatly need be termininatingg our relationshipip with the word healalth organization anand redirectining those fundsds to r worldwide and deserving urgent locacal public heaealth needs. >> the announcement brought on outrage, and the u.s. -- in the u.s.s. and abroad.d. critics said he was trying to deflect his own administration's failings. the head of the e geneva-based organization simply wrote the word "together" on social media. joe biden also chimed in, sank if he wins in november he would rejoin the who on his first day in office and restore the united states' role on the global
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stage. the u.s. will formally no longer be a member in one years time. on july 6, 2021. that is if donald trump is still president. been a rapid rise in coronavirus cases in serbia, anti-lockdown has been declared in belgrade. protest turned violent andnd dozens were injured. rising inre aboutut the belgrade overnight. move froma surprising the president after yesesterda's address to thehe people. he said he would reinstate measures in belgrade. many angry belgraders gathered at parliament.
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there were about 5000. they were not angry at the fact -- at thvivirus. presisident is the making all these d decisions rerelated to c covid. he's bebeing a accused of being rise inble for a recent covid numbers. j june,th, the 21st of there was an election. there turned out was a truly the government. the end of the confinement started in early june [inaudible] there was a political meeting. covidmber of new kb
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cases was [indiscernible] by the government. the increasesee was related to the fact that the president t wanted the election held last month. that is why they are angry at him. course, the protesters were thesed of being members of coalition as early as this morning. >> thank you for putting things into context for us. apologies for the quality of that connection. china opened a new national security office in hong kong a week after passing a law by the same name. a law that gives beijing broad powers to crack on a variety of political crimes. was inaugurated this wednesday. mainland chinese agents are now
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in the heart of hong kong. the territory's chief executive has defended the move. >> [speaking indigenous language] >> museueums across the world he taken a massive hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, or rather the lockdown. they are having to come up with new ways of bringing in much needed cash. this museum is selling replicas. julia kim has the story. >> just a trickle of visitors on reopening day.
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the museum may be back after his four-month shut down, but it's already written off this summer's tourist season. the e venue has had to embrace other sources of revenue to plug its gaping 4.4 million euros deficit. >> [spspeaking indigenouss language] >> this is thanks toto a 100 --year-old arrangement set up by the sculptor. the museum, which receives almost no government subsidies, is allowed to sell up the 12 bronze replicas of select masterpieces every year. the statues fence between 50,000 euro and millionons, a safety nt for paris's 11 sculpture park which is protecting a difficult few years ahead. its grounds attracted nearly 600,000 visitors.
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three quarters of them were foreign tourists. are year, visitor numbers respected to plummeted 200,000 due in part to social distancing rules enter france's ongoing travel restrictions on countries like the united states, which provides the main clientele. >> that is all we have time for. .tay tuned to france 24 ♪ you will usually find me reporting on financial turmoil and protest, can also -- and alsoso the refugee emergency. >> one of 200 corrrrespondents around the world. ♪ >> hello and welcome to the france 24 interview. portrait of crisis in the amazon rainforest. that is one of the descriptions
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of a striking series of images taken by an italian photojournalist dururing a six-month journey across the amamazon. recipient of the 2019 photojournalism ward, it's a pleasure to have him m with us n the studios. a warm welcome. >> thank you for inviting me.e. >> tell us about the photos, the complex story you are hoping to tell. you said it is not necessarily a simple narrative. >> yes. mainly i tried to do a portrait of modern amazon. documents likes the environment of prices in the amazon, but also the social crisis taking place in the region. it is a combination of intersecting crises combining together and the idea was to tell about the destruction of thee forests and all the issues
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related. theore and talk about social fabric of the region itself. >> i wanted to look at one particular photo, one of the most remarkable. a member of the forest guard, a moment of sad silence at the site of a toppled tree cut down by suspected loggers in an indigenous reserve. tell us about how you came to take this photo. >> i started following this tribeo of indigenous from a . -- state of the most in the amazon nowadays. indigenous, they looking for illegal loggers to protect their territory.
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they have started organizing patrols inside the reserve. findingly they ended up illegal loggers. they stopped them. work in anto kind of activist way. >> to protect their land? >> to protect the land. theok during one of patrols, they knew of a place where illegal loggers set up a camp. theree arrived there, were a few big trees cut down. warriors,ne of the because they call themselves the guardians of the forest, he came close to the tree. >> this gentleman here?
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ande came close to the tree he remained in that position for a while. i just recorded the moment. i put in the caption it was a moment of sad silence. moved byas a bit that. -- a thised to me picture has a specific feeling. deforestation nowadays. they explained to me a lot of loggers are not just cutting together, buts just the big ones. then they moved to another one. >> the oldest ones. the one set of taken tensor are hundreds of years old. caughght byd to be
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ththe satellites. one area they are cutting is difficult for the satellites. >> a single tree like that on sundayay cut down. i understand. just staying with the forest guard. a member of the forest guard leading another indigenous man who they suspect of collaboratating withth the illel loggers. is violence like this, and the amazon? --common inmazon? the amazon? .> violence like this is common this is complex because it tells about different indigenous fighting together. on one side we have this group. their goal is to protect their
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lands. it is other side something more complex that has bad conditions of living. amazon the people in the like it. this is the paradox. it is a rich national treasure but it is really poor. they told me they knew the other indigenous passenger and he was collaborating with this group of illegall loggers inside thee reserves. patrolling.g cleanly passed by -- when he passed by he was on a motorbike. they started screaming at him. calling him bad names. that was the moment when it
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started. what happened then, they released him. out from the reserve the day after we received shootings. people shoot against us. we did not know from where. probably what the guard told me was these men -- >> it was a retaliation. >> what they do is really dangerous. >> he described it as a new far west. i wanted to touch on the fact your photos were first revealed in september at the precise moment flames were engulfing the amazon, making global headlines. while you are on the ground earlier, where their red flags
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and warnings this would be a particularly bad year for forest destruction? governmente new became in charge it has sprpread and you hahave this strongng mee abouout the amazon. the amazon is eventually open to business. from my point of view, has legitimized a lot of people. upy legitimized people illegally occupying the forest. >> giving them a green light. -- iny year and that and period of time experts scientists are saying the levels of deforestation have increased this year. of predictable in a certain way.
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it's really emblematic of however think started. it started on the 10th of january. farmersic day when many from a specific state, they connect together with one subgroup that the media r renamd the day of the fire. they decided to put it all together, fire on that day. all the fires. it is increasing in the region. >> it was s not sporadic. it was an organized effort. during an address to the united nations in september, president bolsonaro says the amazon remains pristine and virtually untouched. he claimed result protect his environment the most. -- brazil protected its
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environment the most. what do you feel about that? >> is a huhuge p place. it is difficult to control. year is many this resources combat diffeferent govovernment. by the the governor cut 20%. i'm not sure about this case. perceiveound you can the absence of the state. the lack of control. it is kind of a no man's land. but -- huge treasure >> we are talking about haunting portraits. is there a flipside?
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, in a certain way, the government is taking back an old philosophy that came back from the dictatorship from the 1960's. it was a risk for the country before serenity. regimes, they incentivize people to colonize it. ae result now is that this is complex social fabric that the amazon has. by first idea was to create a explore where i want to the social fabric. you can find thousands of stories of interesting people. stories of resesistance. the religion.
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in the evangelicals latest part of the forest. the dailyo show it, life of the people like elsewhere. they hang out, date each other. >> i would like to thank you for being with us. thank you very much for joining us in the ststudio and congratulations on the award. it has been a pleasure. thank you for being with here . we have more news coming up. ♪
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diep tran: i think people are aware of vietnamese cuisine, and most people don't want that cuisine to change or don't want to have their understandnding of the cuisisine to change. because e the cuisine is changng alal the time.e. the idea of a, like, this unifying national cuisine, vietnamese cuisine, it doesn't exist. really, it truly doesn't exist. even a unified vietnamese identity doesn't exist. [dings] like, it's kindnd of like sayayg italians--defined by tomatoes and olive oil. whahat people see as essential, it's because they're looking rom like an ououtsider's point of f view,


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