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this is g w news while i go from berlin tonight to announcements one message the u.k. and the european union say there may be a link between the astra zeneca virus vaccine and blood clots the head of the european medicines agency and its british counterpart today both said clogging is a potential rear side effect though they continue to say the bin if it's of the
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vaccine still outweighed the risks also coming up tonight brazil records its highest ever daily death toll from coast at 19 more than 4000 lawyers lost within the last 24 hours why has the corona virus proved so deadly there and to life in prison turkey has found dozens of harsh sentences to former top ranking army officers accused of plotting the 2016 failed coup. plus a would you volunteer to live in a cave for over a month in france more than a dozen people have signed up to do just that we will find out why. i bring coffee it's good to have you with us we start tonight with a setback for the world's most widely used. vaccine the european medicines agency
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and its british counterpart today announced there is a possible link between the astra zeneca vaccine and blood clotting in the brain the regulators described the condition as a very rare side effect but depending on where you live and depending on your age the advice tonight is not to take the astra zeneca shot trying to put to rest any concerns 1st of all i want to start by stating that our safety committee pharmacovigilance and risk assessment committee of the european medicine say you can see has confirmed that the benefits of the astra zeneca vaccine in preventing cope with 19 over outweigh the risks of side effects. the european union's drug regulator the european medicines agency says after a safety assessment of the astra zeneca vaccine they are still encouraging people to get it that's despite finding a $169.00 cases of
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a rare brain blood clot after $34000000.00 doses the agency says while no clear link has been found they believe the clots are caused by any means response as a result the regulator will be listing the clots as a rare side effect of the astra zeneca vaccine. this vaccine has proven to be highly effective if it prevents if severe disease and hospitalized patients and it is saving lives vaccination is extremely important in helping us in the fight against cope at 19 and we need to use the back scenes we have to protect us from the devastating effects to my media it comes as u.k. authorities recommend that the astra zeneca vaccine should not be given to adults under 30 where possible but again they stress the continued use of the vaccine our review has reinforced that the risk of this respite to the side effect remains extremely smooth. the drug maker itself says the bottom line of the regulators
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findings is that the astra zeneca vaccine office a high level of protection against coated 19. well our europe correspondent marina strauss is following developments for us tonight from brussels good evening to you marina so we've got the e.u. being criticized for quite some time now for its slow vaccination rollout how is today's announcement how's it going to affect that rollout going forward. the only issue recommendations health is actually a national matter in the european union so it's now up to the e.u. countries themselves to decide what they will do with these recommendations and some of them have already acted before this press conference for example germany has decided to suspend the vaccines for people who are older than 60 years bell for example where i'm here at the moment has decided today to impose
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a 4 week ban on. the vaccine for people who are under the age of 56 so each countries taking a bit of a different approach here what about public confidence we know that many europeans are unhappy with the he used vaccination strategy are they going to trust assurances that the astra zeneca bank scene is safe despite these possible rear side effects i have to stress here that and also many experts are saying it's actually wary rare cases we're talking about here and benefits outweigh risks so the risk of a possible possible consequences of a covert 900 illness are musts higher than getting plot plots after getting a short of the setting for weeks even in your arm and you know astra zeneca was once a golden child of the vaccination vaccination world it was rather cheap it was
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a rather easy to store. yes but now the reputation got worse and yes there there are people in the european union who say i don't want to get this vaccine yeah yeah and so what happens then if you've got people refusing to take the astra zeneca shot to hell badly is that going to affect the european union's vaccination timeline. it certainly does not make life easier here that's for sure but we also have to say that astra zeneca has delivered far less vaccine doses to the european union than announced so it's not like there are many many a huge amount of fixin's lying around in the e.u. that no one wants to use and some countries and experts also try to find a wife call it a solution to this problem for example or to vaccinate older people with the astra
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zeneca vaccine and younger people who seem to be more at risk risk with other vaccines on the european market you know that's what we're seeing here in germany at the moment it seems that strauss with the latest tonight from brussels marina think you are here's some other developments now in the pandemic a joint study by the world health organization in china has provided no credible answers about how the pandemic began scientists say more rigorous investigations are needed with or without beijing's involvement iran has recorded its highest number of new infections for the 2nd day in a row nearly 21000 on wednesday the surge has triggered new restrictions on movement in major cities ahead of the persian new year and morocco's nightly curfew will remain in place during the muslim holy month of ramadan when people gather after breaking their fast at sunset it's part of government action to kill inter the viral very. resilient over 1000 prizes is getting worse by the day the
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country has reported a record the daily death toll bringing total deaths to nearly 340000 the situation could even get worse brazil has just recorded its 1st confirmed case of another highly contagious corona virus variant. more bad news for brazil over 4000 covert 1000 related deaths within 24 hours another sad record patients are dying inside and outside of hospital wards while they have to wait for treatment for scarce ventilators and frustration is growing. she. had to properly prepared for the scenario from the beginning and the same thing wouldn't be happening again they should have prevented it from the beginning and it would have been better but now it's not your problem i just want to know.
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already lost relatives to the coronavirus i think the politicians should be more united. for months president paul sonera has opposed strict measures to curb the virus and slammed state leaders who imposed tight restrictions even his own covert 1000 infection did not change his approach to the pandemic. we few nationwide measures in place p. one new variant of the virus emerged and was able to spread quickly in brazil making it the epicenter of the pandemic again but the p one has the potential to low effectiveness of some vaccine still needs to be determined brazil also just recorded its 1st confirmed case of the highly contagious corona virus variant 1st discovered in south africa yesterday his voice joel just forecasts by some epidemy a logical institute's show that probably before july 1st brazil will surpass the half a 1000000 mark of covert 19 deaths rapidly approaching the total number of deaths
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of the united states the country that had the highest absolute number of deaths. my lord when jim morris assumed almost obscene use brazil has been slow to vaccinate on wednesday the pan american health organization said the country needs access to more covert 1000 vaccines and called on other countries around the world to help. as well i'm joined tonight by natalia pastor nack in sao paolo she's a microbiologist and author and president of the question of science institute it's good to have you on the program i mean the numbers are really really bad right now with brazil what is driving the high number of deaths right now. thank you for having me on the show and really it's really worrisome here in brazil i think what drives the numbers it's a mixture effect has it's 1st of all the inability of the federal government to
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implement preventive measures from the start so we have a denial it's the government that has been denying the severity of the pandemic and the need to implement restriction measures so we haven't really done that in a good enough federal way in a national way and these has has really coped all our individual efforts to try to implement mass where rain and social distancing because when the federal government themselves speaks against mosque where women social distance in it it makes the walk of mayors and governors and state governors very difficult and only audit and we are very slow to vaccinate because we don't have access to that many vaccines and and again because the federal government really if they didn't do their homework and they didn't purchase vaccines in and out that would be required for our population this person like you've described yourself on twitter as trying to promote science and rational sinking over nonsense is that how you would describe
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the government spending make policy at the moment simply nonsense unfortunately yes it's full of nonsense they government speaks against preventive measures that are used wold widen our comfort zone by science and promotes miracle cures a lot like hydroxy claro can even make teen drugs that are no use to prevent all treat covert 19 so even as there is a lot of nonsense going on promoted by the federal government themselves how concerned are you tonight of bell the discovery of these cells african variant in brazil. it was bound to happen variants are bound to emerge in every everywhere and even with that even without traveling it's about 6 6 evolutionary conversion so we have we are going to have lots of the same mutations
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a rise in different parts of the world cuts that's part of the bow of the virus evolution so it's bound to happen and we knew that this was coming and the more divine recirculates them all new patients we're going to see all right to tell you pasternak with the question of science institute himself hello mr president we appreciate your time and your insights and all the best to you and the folks in brazil thank you thank you so much. well here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world the local media in myanmar reporting that at least 11 civilians have been killed in the northwestern town of late it's where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles in their attempts to resist the military if the deaths are confirmed it will be one of the highest single day death tolls outside the country's 2 largest cities yang gone and mandalay jordan's king abdullah has broken his silence over a public rift in the royal family and told the nation that the worst political
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crisis in decades is over it was sparked by an alleged plot involving his half brother king statement said that recent events have called him shock pain and anger . the european commission has hit out at an apparent sexist snub by turkey's president richard tell your pair to watch its president. was left without a chair you're looking at it right there as ever one sat down for talks with her male european council counterpart charles michel yesterday the moment has been dubbed sofa gate on social media with the hash tag give her a seat it's. a turkish court has handed down life sentences to dozens of former soldiers for their involvement in the $26.00 teams failed coup attempt against the ones government a total of $497.00 defendants had been on trial since 2017 for attempting to seize the military headquarters in it's expected to be one of the last mass trials linked
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to the failed coup. the 1st judgments were handed down just an hour into proceedings while many high ranking offices received life sentences some soldiers were cleared of all charges and the prosecution's lawyers commented publicly. even now we're still getting wind of people who want to stage who beats prosecutions should be a lesson to them that the offenders have been given the hottest possible sentences under our legal framework if we still had that death penalty they would have been given that you don't want them in there with a heavy police presence at the court building in ankara with drones hovering above . none of the relatives or law is of the accused wanted to be interviewed. in the night of the 15th to the 16th of july 26th seen part of the military tried to overthrow the government of president red chip tycho to one anchor and says u.s.
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based cleric. was behind the move. since the attempted coup tens of thousands of people have been arrested and more than 100000 civil servants dismissed dozens of cases are still ongoing. the detailed written verdicts of wednesday's court proceedings are still being completed. are let's go now to our correspondent. covering the story for us tonight good evening to you dorian you know we have seen a lot of these large scale trials following the 2016 what was the focus of this one. well this trial focused on the presidential guard of which is in the leaks unit that has that is droll is to protect president and they played a very key role in the failed coup attempt and this the hearings and this trial was all about that role they played taking over the general staff headquarters in
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anchorage and also the public broadcaster where the declaration of a military takeover was announced by the presenter was forced at gunpoint to make that announcement very dramatic events and the trial focused mainly on those key events very severe sentences 6 receives a maximum penalty of aggravated life sentence meaning they will be in solitary confinement with no chance of parole 32 others receive life sentences and another 100 for steve up to 16 years in jail but significantly the many of the conscripts on trial most of them were acquitted and there has been growing criticism in the fact that conscripts have received very severe sentences that in previous trials and they were men who were just for said to be there without a choice during we understand that this is going to be the last mass trial in prosecution connected with the ones crackdown are we looking at court proceedings winding down now. well this has been a massive legal procedure over nearly 400 cases have been held 2 and
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a half 1000 life sentences have been issued is i mean unprecedented legal proceedings nearly 300000 people have been detained in the ongoing crackdown and on top of the legal proceedings you've also seen major purges within turkey civil servants over 150000 people have lost their jobs and men in the have become pariahs in society are unable to find work and recently an academic was killed in a factory as if the only job that he could find was to be removed from office so this has been a major ongoing crackdown but it does appear now that much of the proceedings are slowly starting to wind up and yet we know that people are still being arrested in connection with the night of that filled coup attempt is president or why is he using that field to still as an excuse to target his opponents. will have to realize that there was a pretty much broad consensus across the deep political divide after the failed coup attempt people did sign off on to their belief that they yes it was
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a genuine and who where nearly 20150 people lost their lives but and also they bought into the fact that this islamic preacher who lives in the united states his followers were behind it but as we've seen this ongoing crackdown which shows no signs of ending in many ways every week we see more arrests and detentions the growing charges that one is using this as a way of cramping down on people's to sent an opposition. used or you jones with the latest tonight from istanbul dorian thank you. here's a look now at some of the other stories that we're following for you nepal is experiencing its worst wildfires in almost a decade blazes have been raging across forests in the himalayas in monitoring site air quality in the capital kathmandu as the worst in the world and international flights were delayed as thick smoke blanketed the city. greenland's main opposition party has won an early parliamentary election the left wing community of the people
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secured more than a 3rd of the vote its victory will probably mean the end of an international mining project only on the island has substantial deposits of rare earth and you're. you're watching news coming up next on our show we're going to check in with the friendship volunteers who have been living in a cave for weeks candy shed some light on what happens so humans in the dark that story coming up in just a moment. amnesty international has told the w news that it is reviewing its controversial decision to strip jailed russian activists alexina volley of his prisoner of conscious status the designation was removed in february amid accusations that he had advocated. in his past activists are accusing amnesty of falling for a criminal and smear campaign the review was announced as the human rights group
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also said that of all these incarceration may be slowly killing him. well despite this review the organizations and secretary general continue to call for his immediate release amnesty international has initiated as the make political process of review of the decisions he tweeted the made that did the outcome of that process really not being made public when they're when it's finished which should be anytime soon but the key is a penis a shia is independent of the eagle center sees of an organization such as amnesty international and at the fact is as an organisation we can been equally slow and excited at the moment as we would allow 2 months ago even needs to be freed even needs to be freed immediately a needs to be protected against dolcetto and he needs to receive medical care was on his column on there speaking with us earlier where amnesty international has also released its annual report detailing how the pandemic has worsened
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inequality and rights abuses activists in poland are raising the alarm over the erosion of women's rights lawmakers have approved a draft withdrawal from a european treaty seeking to end violence against women known as the is stamboul convention the measure could open the way to a total ban on abortion. when polish doctors told paulino that her unborn child had new kidneys and would die upon birth she had few options as of january new legislation has come into effect allowing abortions only in cases of incest rape or a threat to a mother's life. is one of the very few women in poland who has since found a team of doctors willing to attest that giving birth was a threat to her health and her abortion went ahead. but the symbol had better be
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the proper. these people are heroes that they are afraid of the consequences of the sick country that they live in. they're brave and they're here to help people and not to serve politicians. and women's rights are under even further threat in poland lawmakers have approved a draft law ordering the country to withdraw from the is tumble convention on combating violence against women paving the way for an alternative treaty that would ban abortion and gay marriage critics say the move would legalize domestic violence does not affect that's up to theoretical parts what you decided just a moment ago is home violence permission this is a green light for torturers so this is a permission to terminate an international agreement which protects the victims of
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violence you said you are the good old us the you know when you see adama. one in 3 women has been a victim of physical or sexual violence a recent study finds the istanbul convention's primary task is to prevent violence against women but although the text of the convention has never changed populists in countries like poland turkey and hungary have been politicizing the convention for their own political agenda. in poland last year hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets against the new abortion and the curtailment of their rights those protests have continued despite the threat of covert and a heavy police presence. i went to the protest together with all my friends because we knew we had to show we did not agree with what's going on. but none of us ever thought that just a few months later i will be in the situation. yep and.
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as long as the situation for women in poland continues to deteriorate paulina will not stop fighting what she sees as restrictions on her basic rights. on march 14th 15 people entered a cave in france you see right there and they have not emerged since but don't worry they're very because they want to be they're willing participants in an experiment researching the effects of isolation with no notion of time on the human body and. spending 40 days in a cave may seem extreme but so is the goal of this experiment to find out what happens when people live in an environment without any indication passage of time. most haunted i have breakfast and then someone goes to have their meal or even their dinner and you ask yourself am i right but this notion of time doesn't exist anymore. said mr pryor. without sunlight clocks and calendars to keep track
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of time project participants have observed that day's sport cycles as they call them do not go by at the same rate for everyone the secret cycles are expanding for some and shortening for others some people are in their sick cycle while others are in their a movie the cycles are filled with activities like cooking. pedaling to keep the electricity running. or climbing deeper into the cave to fetch water for the group life underground isn't easy aside from the lack of sunlight the cave dwellers lived with the cold temperatures and high humidity before going to sleep they attach sensors that allow researchers above ground to monitor their vital signs both said it's not very comfortable but we'll get used to it it's yours. even experts don't know what to expect from the experiments is to show more structure of us who
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believe them look after themselves and live independently and countering others by chance and exchanging a few words or will they set up a community that we don't know. if it was a possible the experiment is set to last until april 24th but fall into as a free to leave at any time conflict zone is coming up next i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day i hope to see you get. into the conflict zone with tim sebastian for years now the government of bangladesh is being criticized around the world for its human rights record my
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