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thank you my name is ali and i'm away and i wanted to tell you. this is big news live from the standoff in myanmar escalates reports of several people dead as security forces use rubber bullets and also live ammunition to suppress the protests but the demonstrators are still showing no signs of backing down also coming up germany's coronavirus creches to relax restriction is growing health experts say that might lead to more infections and then more
restrictions. and another 3 female media workers murdered in afghanistan why are militants targeting women journalists what is the government doing to protect. us from one of america's favorite children's author being taken out of crimps because of the way they portray black and asian people many are welcome of the decisions but critics say council culture is running right. out of us welcome to the program reports are coming in from myanmar that several people have been shot dead a new pro-democracy demonstrations this is the latest in a deadly crackdown by the military who are feared to have killed at least 21 people . demonstrations since just over
a month ago several people have been protesters clashed with security forces in a number of cities around the country witnesses and local media say police opened fire and used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. joined by journalists and from. what can you tell us about these latest reports of more more deaths among the protesters so according to local media there. after today's crackdown by police as well as military and what we're seeing in the city is. mandalay where most of the dead most of the protestors have been shot. at the military is being involved in the crackdown to not just. at the till now largely in shooting bullets as well as at your gas and game so just to clarify this the the 9 dead have they been killed i mean.
yes they've been killed by light and the mission and there's reports that it was the military that was involved or soldiers as opposed to simply just police. dispersing crowds. so how do you think this will impact the the of the rising number of dead how how will this impact the pro-democracy movement. i think there will be more calls from the international community as well as a hardening of stance especially bassy in regard to. militaries reaction to protesters and calls for democracy and i think a lot of these decks although they have been causing street protests to dwindle the civil society civil disobedience movement by. really the large majority of the country. by these sorts of crackdowns by the military. we're hearing
that fewer people are taking to the streets now but people are taking action behind the scenes what does that mean. yeah so a lot of what. the disobedience movement to do with denying the military. any legitimacy as well as any government so you have civil servants who have been you know meeting their jobs. refusing to go to work or working in ways that. military commands as well as companies are now no longer working with military own assets companies people also boycotting the military owned companies businesses. many thanks for the time germany's state and federal meeting today to decide whether to extend the
conference coronavirus lockdown until all germans have loved and supported. cautious approach but opinion polls now indicate the mood is changing. how much longer that is the question many are asking at the moment and knocked down that began in early november is dragging on and many germans are growing increasingly tired of it. and that you're welcome it i'm really hoping for the easing of some restrictions that we get to see something other than closed shops and restaurants so yes i do hope we're going to open up a bit now it's been obvious cause i'm unemployed and i can't do anything i can't work anywhere and nothing so i just sit around at home. but i bet there's got to be some kind of prospect that some things are going to be possible again soon. latest poll shows that a clear majority of germans now want to see lockdown measures eased the past 2
weeks have seen some tentative steps in that direction primary school children have returned to some classroom teaching and on monday headdresses were allowed to reopen. still there doesn't seem to be much light at the end of the tunnel vaccinations in germany are moving at a sluggish pace and infection rates are inching up again fueled by more contagious variants of the virus loosening restrictions now as dangerous experts are warning. if we open up right now just everything so normal life as before we would risk a massive so it waits at the speed of infection is really taking up and we seeing a high number of infections in the next weeks and there was a consequence of people getting sick people needing to go to the hospital and people risking their lives. german chancellor angela merkel has so far listen to scientists and taken
a very cautious approach to the pandemic but now pressure on her is growing to prevent germans from losing patience she might have to be ready for some compromise as she heads into the latest meeting to determine germany's next moves in the pandemic over more on that let's bring in a reporter on the shaft north who filed that report on what could such a compromise that we heard about look like. well get the paper that we have seen that's going to form the basis of the talks this afternoon contains a very careful opening strategy and so it suggests that angela merkel may be veering slightly from her normally very cautious approach and she's been very clear she wants an emergency break to be in there and that means of infection rates rise again she can pull the brake and put a stop to it and let me give you some concrete examples of what that opening strategy contains the lockdown as it is meant to be extended until the 28th of
march and but from next week already people will be allowed to mix was one other household until now just one other person and now in step 2 we could then see museums reopen some shops maybe outdoor dining step 3 could see restaurants open again fully step 4 could see schools return to normal and as not having to wear masks anymore but all those steps obviously depended on many fact factors the devil as ever as in the detail of the last interview much of the very far away of course was some federal stays i have already very voiced the resistance to continued strong lockdown how realistic is it that the united approach will be found today. well angela merkel's approach has been and still is very focused on numbers infection numbers figures and and as you just said it some
of the state leaders have already said publicly that that isn't enough for them anymore they have to be other factors other things to be looked at to get us out of this lockdown they want to be able to open up their states again and they want to see more self testing for example which is something that's been talked about that just hasn't happened yet. so machall is going to. have to try and find a solution that everyone can sign up to ideally because otherwise we will run the real risk of having another patchwork of rules across different states because ultimately it's the state's decisions. and vaccination numbers here are still incredibly low and many germans are getting increasingly angry about that with lots of elections in this country on the horizon are german politicians just trying to appease the people under struck from their own failures. well it does look like that a bit i mean in the in the 1st wave of the pandemic germany fared very well and people
had a lot of trust in the government's handling of the pandemic really now that trust seems to be on the wane a little bit this time around because the government has frankly mishandled quite a few situations now the vaccination drive is going incredibly slowly and that is frustrating many people when you compare it to some other western countries like the u.s. and the u.k. and self testing i mentioned it before the government have touted that as a way out of the lockdown but nothing has happened about it so to give people some sort of a prospect of things moving on of things eventually getting better they're going to have to come up with something in this meeting later this afternoon. thank you anna . let's take a look at some of the other developments in the corona virus pandemic data from public health england shows the threat of serious illness is cut by 80 percent in seniors even after just one short of a to dose vaccine the u.k.
was the 1st to hear a pm country to authorize covert 900 shots the children's charity unicef says more than 168000000 children are not in school due to the pandemic the executive director says the situation presents a global education emergency as we reach the one year mark since the pandemic 1st took hold in many countries and the new head of the u.s. health authority says rapidly spreading variance pose the threat of a 4th pandemic wave in the u.s. well shovel and ski is calling on americans to remain vigilant against the coronavirus. and i was some of the other stories making headlines around the world f.b.i. director chris ray has told us lawmakers there is no evidence to support a right wing theory that the siege on the capitol building was carried out by people posing as from supporters he described the events of generous 6 domestic terrorism and vowed to hold the rioters accountable. australia's attorney general
says he categorically denies a rape allegation against him the accusation was made more than 3 decades after the alleged incident when christian porter was 17 and the accuser 16 years old daughter says he had no sexual relations with a woman she's talking to police in 2019 but later took her own life. like the so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility for killing 3 young female media workers in afghanistan that women worked for a local afghan radio and t.v. station in the city of jalalabad variables are being held today the women were recent high school graduates were shot on their way home in 2 separate attacks they were working for the dubbing department of the media companies the station says that of the 10 women working for them since they began broadcasting in 2804 have now been killed is the latest in a string of attacks targeting female professionals in afghanistan.
let's bring in our correspondent ali the t.v. in kabul ali what more do we know about the background of these attacks. so as you said earlier this is the 4th instance of a female media worker being killed in this media outlets specifically and what we have to remember is that it's only been in 3 months that this has taken place. so it's really very worrying because again this is a smaller outlet and may not have as much security or as many and the resources of some of the bigger t.v. and radio stations in the country so unfortunately may make it more of a target for a group trying to you know instill fear in the public and in the people and we have to remember that these attacks are often preplanned. and if you look at it you know these these are not women that would have been out in the forefront they wouldn't have been out on t.v. or you know well known on the radio because they would have been dubbed dubbing
voices so it really shows a lot of premeditation because when these attacks take place they're following these people for 101520 days at a time to really understand their routines and the fact that again they're choosing young girls that were behind the scenes this really shows that there was a plot behind all of this but this is not the 1st such attack a number of female journalists have been killed by extremists over the last few months why are women being targets it's the civic duty i mean obviously it's and a very specific message you know about the fact that women are not save it may keep women from working and may try to keep them at home it may sort of you know when the u.s. began their invasion in 20011 of their justifications were for it was that they wanted to restore the rights of women and to advance women's place in society once again so this is a way of instilling fear in all of that and saying that you know that hasn't
happened to the degree that you think it has or that it can very easily backtrack. so what's the government doing to protect them that's that's the issue is that i mean on the one hand there's very little the government can do because as we've seen with this attack you know these are behind the scenes workers you know it's very they're not unfortunately the most likely people that you would think would be targeted but they had received information in the past i had spoken to a female journalist but a couple months ago and she was saying how the intelligence agency had told her that there would be women posing as women in distress that needed up who are you being used by local forces to lure famous and well known women to their death so there has been some level of information about this and so the question is you know what is the government doing exactly as you said and the most important thing is will these crying be investigated will the families finally have some closure and
some answers beef we've had so many instances of male and female journalists being killed in over the past years especially over the last year where we know very little about who was responsible and what happened to those who were allegedly responsible for the attacks all of that iffy thank you very much thank you around 25000 african migrants arrived on the canary islands off the northwest coast of africa last year the spanish archipelago has become the european union's new migration hotspot many refugees have already traveled from there to mainland spain and on was to other e.u. countries are the spanish government is now cracking down hard in an effort to prevent this some locals are sounding the alarm they fear that the islands could become a prison for refugees our correspondent john philip schultz reports from the island of run canaria this spot is where our my dude europe and his friend began
their new life 4 months ago they had been at sea for 7 days traveling 1300 kilometers from their home and sinegal to get on. just off the spanish coast a rescue ship took them on board and brought them here to the part of our guinea again in the south of the island. has happened since then i have no work i have nothing to do i just eat and sleep that's not what i came here for we comes to anything for our families in senegal like sending them some money for food for example 23000 refugees arrived in the canary islands last year 10 times more than in previous years they are accommodation in hotels and makeshift camps however the spanish government is working hard to prevent the refugees from traveling from the islands to the mainland it fears this could create a new unchecked escape corey door to europe it's
a clear violation of spanish law according to refugee lawyer danielle i haven't seen it yet and if i knew. that in spain the rights to freedom of movement within the country is classified very high you can only detain someone if a judge has ordered it if a person is not in custody they can just be detained by the author or a ts. and that the islands have a long reach the sexual ration point videos of protests and clashes between locals and refugees more and more on social media. and his friends for goodness protests regularly they normally work as a way to get the moment they are unemployed to the crisis. as larry important to us to make clear that we are concerned about the end action of our government and how illegal migration has been mismanaged we are not racists we have been living here on the island for many years with people from many
different countries and cultures and 180 per cent of inhabitants live directly or indirectly from tourism in addition to the refugee crisis they are also affected by the. worst economic slump in the last few decades due to the pandemic unemployed island us angry at the lack of support for them and frustrated migrants who perceive the island as a prison they are desperate to leave the situation on the canary islands is becoming increasingly tense local politicians are urging the government in madrid to finally start moving some of the migrants off their islands to the mainland islands or mainland it doesn't matter to him i do job and his friends a job in europe is all they want but their chances don't look good despite the corona crisis spain has started the porting people with no official grounds for asylum and measure which is said to be expanded in the next few months. and for
the trolls reporting that he was in the news still to come 6 books by one of america's favorite children's authors have been taken out of print over the depiction of black and asian people is this the latest example of what critics call council culture or just in line with the times. the 1st germany's domestic intelligence agency has been given the green light to monitor the activities of the far right party that's according to german media reports the . turnitin for germany is the largest opposition party in the german parliament extreme right wing faction of the party has already been put under surveillance by the intelligence service now germany's federal office for the protection of the constitution decided that the whole party is suspected of right wing extremism and can therefore be monitored. let's bring in our political correspondent nina for more on this story nina the biggest opposition party under surveillance how
significant is this. well politically of course extremely significant and in concrete terms it gives the intelligence agency the right to actively gather information on the party and on its officials they can for instance work together with undercover agents they can tap phones they can tap other agencies for information and so far they've only been able to analyze publicly available sources and they did that for 2 years for the past 2 years and apparently what they found in their analysis is which is an $800.00 page document was that there have been you murs violations of human dignity and of the principle of democracy which then led the agency to come to the conclusion that the whole party needs to be put under surveillance and that there's a real risk that it is a right wing extremist group inc having said all of this it is important to know and to remember that all of this is based on german media reports who quote from information from security sources and we will probably not get official
confirmation from the agency itself and that has to do with the fact that there is a lawsuit in a court in cologne on the issue because the a obviously wanted to prevent that surveillance from happening and before that case has been closed the agency can't comment on it in public but to put this into perspective germans will be going to the polls here in september what does the news then mean for the chances well naturally it could deter some of the more moderate voters from voting for them those who voted for them out of protest against the other big parties but many experts are convinced that it's not going to take away the f.t.'s appeal to most of the core voters because they argue that there have been many cases where if the politicians have in public in the past made racist sexist or right wing extremist statements and that all of this never meant that their poll figures slumped considerably well it does have a bit of a taste doesn't it not feed into right wing conspiracy theories.
well many of the politicians have in the past tried to present a policy as the underdog that is being demonized by what they call the mainstream parties the media the institutions here in germany and the mood here is specially during the corona crisis is very divided a many of the politicians have supported the anti corona protests so it would only be logical if they used this piece of news as an opportunity to replay that choosing of victimhood especially because we're going to the polls in september and parties are currently working hard to position themselves and to reach their voters with a message but of course there's also the more moderate part of the party which is a considerable one still and so it will be hard and interesting to watch over the next coming months how that party is going to try and align those 2 big factions within the party. political correspondent. thank you nina 6 books by one of the world's best loved children's authors are being pulled from
publication because of illustrations viewed as racist and insensitive can take years off dr seuss legacy say it's a 1st step toward promoting greater inclusion for all children boss traditionalists think the move goes too far. dr seuss's books emphasize the weird and wacky the author's use of simple rhyme and wordplay has entertained and educated children for generations. but his use of caricature of asian and black people in several stories has been criticized as being racist now in the business that preserves dr seuss legacy dr seuss enterprises is pulling 6 of his titles the movies and give many who claim it's just another example of so-called cancel culture. what people need to realize is that if dr seuss king cancelled what can't be. i mean really this is
a kids' book to me i think everyone should be desensitized you know. not a guy who's gets offended easily and i think this whole society is way off that way off the hook but dr seuss enterprises says the books to try people and why you switch your hurtful and wrong to business made the decision after months of consultation with panels of educated isn't experts many of whom have applauded them or. they were very very thoughtful about the way they did this and i think they recognize that you know these 6 books really don't fit with the way we think today about to pick people and so i appreciate their decision and i think that they've done it in a way that still recognizes the vast works that dr seuss has provided to many of us among the 6 titles discontinued our if i ran the zoo scrambled eggs super delegates
pool and beyond zebra but with dr seuss's catalogue including more than 60 classic titles it seems hard to believe that his stories are going to disappear from the pages of history any time soon and finally american country singer dolly parton has received the 1st dose of the corona virus vaccine and used the occasion to encourage others to do the same. that seeing them see that scene they see i'm beggin of you please don't hesitate to x e f c. c which one should be a good one let's admit to relieve. the 75 year old was given them a dying of vaccine which she helped to develop after tonight a $1000000.00 in april last year you're watching the news here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you the balls are coming in from
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