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into the cause of the crash are ongoing you have your correspondent joyce lee as standing by for us inside the hospital where the seriously injured are being treated so that's very close to the crash site of course of course what's the latest so those search and rescue efforts have already and judge and other bodies of the 50. have already been sent to a nearby funeral homes all family members to identify and along the 50. dead one of them is a french national he is 28 years old and he died just 2 days before his boat. so what else do we know about the victims the dead than the injured. there is a total of $160.00 injured passengers and 2 of the. japanese nationals and one of them is from macau and i am currently in
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a major hospital in the plot in near the crest site and 55 of the injured presenters west sent here to this hospital and unfortunately one died and she is say 6 year old girl and her child here or sister is also in the intensive care unit now. so the by now any more details about what exactly happened it is believed that a crane truck down a slope. from a construction site the tunnel and the train which was passing by. the authorities is still investigating whether the truck was improperly pocked which caused the incident. didn't you across one and enjoys the they're bringing up to date thank you very much shows. as sworn in
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a new new president the ceremony marks the 1st peaceful transition of power in decades in the country. still facing challenges the new administration will have to deal with growing islamist extremists and the united nations. as the poorest all the world's poorest nations. president mohamed bassoon can breathe easy now he's been inaugurated as new shares a new president the 1st one democratically elected since the country's independence from france in 1960 yet it almost didn't happen just 2 days before the ceremony was to take place some of the country's military allegedly tried to launch a coup according to the government it's still not clear how it was stopped. the 61 year old bazooms was elected in a february runoff poll that was contested by his main opponent muhammad that was a former president who was toppled by
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a military coup in 1906 claimed that the latest vote was marred by fraud but he shares top court confirmed bazooms victory. perhaps the biggest problem facing president bazooms government and its military are terrorist attacks by groups like boko haram and other organizations linked to the so-called islamic state and al-qaeda last month 137 people were killed in one of the worst attacks by suspected islamic militants on the run. for a long time the criminals of the islamic state in the greater sahara affiliated with. almost exclusively attack defense and security forces the defense to be secret but for some time they began to attack village chiefs and then progressively civilians in an indiscriminate manner to progress through mousy beautifies and discrimination to peace since last january they've been carrying out massacres of innocent civilians on a large scale thereby committing sometimes real war crimes. terrorism
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is a real misfortune for our country the. president was doing we'll also have to tackle the country's poverty the un ranks and the push country in the world he also promised to improve the nation's educational system so that more young people stay in school longer and hopefully reduce the country's soaring population growth. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today clashes have erupted in the disputed region of kashmir villages threw stones at security forces they responded with tear gas and rubber bullets delhi says an earlier indian operation killed 3 militants and a local support either independents or pakistani rouleau because. protesters a mere man have been marching to remember the more than 500 people killed by security forces since the military seize power in a coup february the has also shut down while as internet services.
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ukraine's president says his army is quote ready to retaliate against any attack a lot of mir selenski has welcomed support from u.s. president joe biden in the 1st phone call russia's reported to be moving troops toward its border with ukraine. christians have been visiting the religious sites in jerusalem to mark good friday while observing coronavirus with directions among them the church of the holy supple where christians believe jesus was who's crucified franciscan friars also that worship is down the via dolorosa retracing was tradition holds were jesus' final steps. well there are new hopes of a breakthrough in the goshi ations over iran's nuclear program washington has now indicated it's willing to discuss returning to a nuclear deal with tehran via indirect negotiations in vienna austria an
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international agreement reached in 2015 m. to limit iran's nuclear activities the trumpet ministration unilaterally pulled out of the deal 3 years ago iran has recently resumed enriching uranium to near weapons grade quality triggering a scramble to restart negotiations. from all that i'm now joined by g.w. is teri schultz in brussels terry is this really the new start of the start of a new iran nuclear deal. we're very far away from being able to have any optimism about a new nuclear deal with the european union as the mediator of the current deal is focused on is getting both iran and the united states back into compliance with this agreement the 2015 agreement and what happened today was that there was a virtual meeting. facilitated by the european union of the remaining members of the nuclear deal that's the 3 britain france and germany and china and russia along
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with iran and they agreed to meet in person in vienna next tuesday and then the european union said well it would like to hold separate talks with u.s. officials at the same time in vienna and the u.s. agreed so that is the basis for this new feeling of optimism that there may be some way to talk a both to iran and the united states and to try to get them on the same page not necessarily direct talks at this point that remains up in the year but even talking to them both in the same city is enough to give a breath of fresh air to the possibilities. both the u.s. and iran have always insisted the other side to move 1st before direct talks would be possible so what's changed now is that the talks on the table. we're not sure the united states said in responding to this plan for direct for in person talks in vienna that it remains open to direct talks with iran now that the state
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department has said this before and it's been tehran that rejected that idea so it ron says that the u.s. must remove sanctions that were put on by former president trump and the u.s. says there ronn must stop its nuclear activities and come back into compliance at the lower level of enrich uranium that the nuclear deal requires so there still hasn't been any breakthrough on this that each side says the other needs to move but again the fact is that officials from both governments will be unveiling vienna at the same time is considered a step forward if these indirect talks next week in vienna go well what could be next steps the plan in vienna is for there to be 2 lists of tasks to to do lists and that is one for iran what it would take to come back into compliance with the deal and for the united states to removing the same sions which are illegal under the deal if the u.s.
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were to rejoin and those 2 lists at some point would have to be joined up and there would have to be a timeline and that's where things have always gotten stuck before so there are means a lot of work to do to bring both the u.s. and iran back but again there seems to be just a bit of opening of minds on both sides and we'll have to see where that goes there are still conflicting reports about ending in the twitter sphere about whether the iranians will really come in and what the u.s. might be willing to do so it remains up in the air but at least there is something to talk about now and that hasn't been true for a very long time. in brussels that thank you terry. next we have a new twist on surfing big waves for you body surface don't need fancy balls that can cost thousands they like to just get out on the ocean and go with the flow. in the early morning light in the bay off of cape town the cool kids are on
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surfboards. less cool those using little more than their bodies in wetsuits body surfers. read a history to this too and the 3rd is just a child you know just nothing serious about it just fun. to destroy do i write the right diet sure it's got to be this true in this it's great. they may employ small hand panels in the water to better navigate a wave and stay stable but that's it for what is likely the oldest water blading sport on earth from likely not you know what he said thing as a long history into pre-colonial polynesian culture and even into pre-colonial african culture because the cultures which have documented ships records from the europeans were coming to the early voyage of discovery and starting to trade along the west coast of africa today it is far removed from the image of board surfing
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body surfing is ultra low key i guess i've always liked it because yes. people do it so it's not as proud it easy it. can't get more low key than that or simpler if you have it that it is shit it's fun. simply surfers without the boards. and definitely looks a lot of fun you're watching t.w. news here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you at this hour at least 51 people have been killed in a train crash in eastern taiwan dozens more were injured authorities say the train derailed inside a tunnel after colliding with a truck. and the united states has raised hopes of a breakthrough in negotiations over iran's nuclear program international talks off
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scheduled to happen in austria next. and that's it from me on the news stream for now don't go away coming up next the update on the pandemic in our covert 19 special report with michael jones of course there at williams later you can find a more news on our web site so that's d w dot com got alphas in the end as fortune. the fight against the corona virus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and contacts the coronavirus update 19. on t w. land be our fighters want to start families to become farmers
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or engineers every one of them has a plow not an issue where you should. try learning is just around the children who have already been there all am and those that will follow are part of a new process. they could be the future of. colombia. granting opportunities for global news that matters d. w. made from minds. going to school every morning spending your day together with other kids in classrooms none of this can be taken for granted anymore education in times of the pandemic our topic today. welcome to or 900 special on this good friday
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a public holiday in many parts of the world but soon the struggle starts again trying to keep up with the curriculum despite lockdown. every morning the v a royal family has to decide which of their 4 children gets to do online schooling that day the family in the believing capital apos only has one smartphone just like many other families in the country. but then there are also problems with the internet connection. there are so many different apps classroom soon and so on. and most of them only work with the high end phone and decent internet when i go to work at 10 am there is only one suitable phone left here and so 3 children are left with nothing. and i like the platform for virtual school lessons was set up by the bolivian education ministry the government insists the system has been set up in
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a way that ensures everyone can access the online classes. we set up a timetable that regulates who can use the platform when each day is allocated for a different school so it's not like all the children have to use it every day. but obviously the system still needs further optimisation. yes you. are using the school platform is free of charge but accessing the internet is very expensive in bolivia a problem that christiane leone has long been urging the government to address. he set up an advocacy group to draw attention to the problem. to bolivia only got fiberoptic internet in 2018. network does down cover most of the country but in most households it still are not
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connected to it all. believe he is dashing telecommunications. he states that one gigabyte of data costs $5.00 a price not every family can afford your camera. so let me give can only those with more money in your afford internet access and so education is no longer free in bolivia because right now the more money you have the morning to mern could be any good math the education ministry has promised to provide 30000 computers to at least approve the hardware problem but that won't be enough for all many families like the vo as it will have to continue finding their own solutions to ensure their children can take part in online schooling until the vaccine rolled out advances enough for children to return to the classroom.
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should schools remain open or should they be closed to stop the spread of the virus let's bring in jonathan silk principal expert in emergency preparedness at the european center for disease prevention and control in stockholm good to have you with us and i know that you conducted a study and to covert 900 schools. when it comes to keeping schools open or not what are your findings thank you very much for having us 1st of all we're constantly updating the literature on revealing you know the studies on this we're finding that of course like any what we called karma surgical interventions if you close something in society that leads to less social mixing so will have an impact on the overall transmission so that's a potentially important measure of what we're seeing and what the most recent literature shows is. on the 2nd wave and more recent closures of schools have less of an impact than they did in the 1st wave and this has to do with. schools have
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adopted in the way that they've been practicing they're not operating as they didn't prepare. locals but they're doing more measures internally it. safe to keep students safe to try to keep teachers there and those measures have an impact and so we think it's it may be necessary to close schools there's no question about that with the new parents circulate in but the general concessions that show you know these. relates to trying to keep schools open and close in the money as a last resort i mean would you 1st of all were could you define that last i mean who or what determines what to this last resort would be that has to be decision makers in the local context to understand the transmission levels understand the burden on the health care system of the current levels of i.c.u. and so on and to really do a proper assessment of what measures are in place in schools if everything has been tried within the schools to really keep transmission or not and then what sorts of levels of schools that's also not make it
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a binary thing schools do not need to be just fully open or whole they closed the hybrid models there are different age groups that are important to consider so it's not just a whole either or situation in most cases either as there are lots of options there for with or if you make is doesn't necessarily make it more easy to to mount to the right conclusion. do we actually know where children catch the virus in the 1st place is that happening at school do they get from teachers from all the children or do they bring the virus into the school because they catch it at home. that's a fantastic question and we've been trying to understand that better in terms of the school settings themselves so what we've actually found is that there are very few documented instances where you see large breaks in school settings so transitions certainly happens in schools but the literature from many different countries in europe and global it's just that there's not necessarily the need for lots of operates and in school settings what we wonder and what we need to know the more about of course are what happens to children not just in the school itself but
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after school extracurricular activities on the way to school on the way home from school and of course as you mentioned in household settings there's also the possibility of transgression so we don't have precise numbers on that but the information on the schools is that they can actually be operated safely without too many instances of large operators i mean these these these still quite trying a very confusing time so a lot of parents feel safer having their kids around and some in some countries list schools reopened and decided to not send to their kids back to school because they don't trust the situation do they have a point. it's really hard to assess without knowing the specific details of the context in which they have made those decisions i certainly understand why people are worried there's a lot of research also from from germany a large study just from scotland recently that shows at least for the parents of younger children there does not appear to be an increased risk to the parents
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catching the virus from from their children even periods when they've been some back to school we also know that by and large the number of severe outcomes in children is very very low we're not seen any change in that even with the new variants we've been following very closely into millions of cases and children particularly younger children follow the same age graded so we know how it will be continued to be the most risk all the. older adults but children really have very very rare instances of severe outcomes such as possible is. right but we do know that children can carry that and they can spread the virus so what do you make of the concept of home schooling wouldn't that in this moment in time make most sense. you know it's true that care children can transmit the virus and as i mentioned it appears to be the case that they transmitted somewhat less than adults do and they've also to be less susceptible to the virus than the novels do i am i
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by no means an expert in education and home schooling but i will have understood from the vast amount of literature that exists that it is very difficult for children to to be home and we understand as well that there is a gradient so the learning loss from children is loss in children from well off backgrounds but from deprived backgrounds vulnerable backgrounds this can be really detrimental submitted to the education and even the health and wellbeing of children so all these things have to be taken into account there is no easy answer for the patient up of but these are the things that decision makers do need to consider indeed a lot of food for thought there for decision makers join us and from the european center for disease prevention and control in stockholm thank you so much for your time as he steps thank you very much thank you well and time for your questions now over to derek. how long can vaccine side
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effects last conforte indicate it's working. i want to leave all the speculation about blood clotting and the astra zeneca vaccine behind for a minute and focus on what we know for certain about common minor side of facts reported in connection with covert vaccines pretty much all of the ones approve so far in various parts of the world appear to be pretty react to janick which means they regularly cause mild side effects like like pain and swelling at the injection site as well as things like like fatigue headache fever chills or aching joints the single shot johnson and johnson back seen appears to cause those effects somewhat less often in dose m.r. and a back scenes they seem to occur more commonly after the 2nd dose while the opposite
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seems to hold true for the astra zeneca vaccine. another point worth mentioning is that younger people seem to react more often and more powerfully than the elderly it's thought that's because they have more responsive immune systems authorities say the symptoms can last a few days but but in most of the firsthand reports that i read they subsided within 36 hours the good news is that side effects while unpleasant are actually a sign that the vaccine is doing what it's supposed to do which is laying the groundwork for an immune response so that if you are infected with the virus your body can get to work straight away wiping it out personally and more than happy to experience a day or 2 of discomfort if i know that i'll be protected afterwards from
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a potentially life threatening case of tobit 19 that sounds like a really great deal to me. and finally shopping malls close to midnight condemning lockdowns a school in the u.s. state off vermont to decided to make use of the empty space students can now take lessons in this from a macy's mall why not well that's all for now thanks for watching.
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