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who's behind. the new manufacturing ignorance starts may 3rd on d w. a i. this is due to the news live from berlin u.s. secretary of state makes an unannounced visit to afghanistan and tony blinken was in kabul today to brief afghan officials on plans to withdraw all u.s. troops by september the surprise stop came just hours after u.s. president biden announced plans to end america's longest war also coming up doctors say brazil is facing a humanitarian catastrophe with record breaking cold with $1000.00 death rates many
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of the hardest hit communities are now worried about sickness and starvation. and the heavy winds and gulf the chinese capital beijing in a giant cloud of sand and dust sending air pollution levels soaring weather experts say it's the worst such storm to hit the region and in decades. i'm all mean so if it's good to have you with us u.s. secretary of state blinken has made an unannounced visit to afghanistan just hours after president biden confirmed that all american troops will leave by september 11th lincoln said his visit was to demonstrate america's ongoing commit commitment to the country told the afghan president. that their partnership was changing but enduring johnny said he respects the decision and expressed gratitude for the
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sacrifices of u.s. troops. as the u.s. and other nato troops prepare to exit afghanistan there's concern about a possible security breakdown and the resurgence of the taliban many afghan women are especially worried about what could happen next. parvana samani is a teacher at a private school in the afghan capital kabul this is her dream job but now she fears her career and indeed her entire life are under threat. that he. said today they told us not to go too far from our homes what will happen when the foreign troops leave our country it will be especially hard for women we won't be safe even within our own 4 walls. i don't speak. from the outside nothing much about life in kabul appears to have changed but is people digest the news that u.s.
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and other nato troops will finally leave afghanistan there is growing concern. that worrying situation and people believe that if the foreign troops leave the country there will be a civil war. much of the anger here is directed at the taliban which nato forces had hoped to beat into submission. instead the islamist group now controls large areas of the country. and in our demand to the taliban is to come and make peace with the afghans and government. but many here are also pointing the finger at nato troops who have been on afghan soil for almost 20 years. before troops came here we didn't have any problems for their whole lives if the u.s. military pulls out people will be able to unite again and see peace restored. peace
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though looks alone way off afghanistan's security situation is dire many my teacher parvana samani now fear things will only get worse. i'm joined now by shafiq um dom a former advisor to nato who has also served as an advisor to the president of afghanistan thanks for joining us so as we heard in the report there are some afghans are afraid that once the consequences of the u.s. troops u.s. troops withdrawing from afghanistan that might be a civil war what do you think. i think it's a condition based on what i mean by conditions peace is depends on the peace negotiations and peace deal hopefully there is a settlement before the troops leave afghanistan but if there is no settlement if there is no peace. before september 11th before the u.s. . and germany or other major troops leave afghanistan i think unfortunately not
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only afghanistan will involve in a severe wallop but it will also affect the neighboring regional countries and it can affect you know global security as well we have been witness 911 it was attacked it was you know originated it was planned in afghanistan and pakistan and osama bin laden was killed in pakistan so i think other than insecurity in afghanistan if there is no peace deal suddenly the migration the waves of migration will come to europe to the mast drug trafficking in international criminal groups back to afghanistan decides the $22.00 terrorist groups that are activated right now across the border between afghanistan and pakistan and that will create a big yes. now according to a survey last year on the other hand almost half of afghans want foreign troops to leave the country and a larger number of them said that they want a political solution rather than rather than a military solution was this part of biden's calculation. i think
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president biden did not do any kind of collision he's following this so trump steps and as well as his desire because based on the calculation if you look at the conclusion as well as assistant he has received these intelligence assessments and military assessments which does not to commend immediate withdrawal unconditioned the trog and if it is that you have referred to 50 percent once they used to be out it's based on a condition they don't want them to out immediately they want them to be out only if it's you know ending to a peace in end of watch which will benefit not only have homicide but it will benefit all of nato allies u.s. allies and now the united states because as i mentioned before at least 22 tourists groups they were not there before 911 but now they have one up and from south central asia from middle east from africa from you know like a son and from other countries there are so many to those groups it's not only al qaeda anymore but some would argue that those groups developed during america's
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presence there the u.s. troops presence there so doesn't that speak against the argument that the troops should stay even after 20 years of trying to make the situation better in afghanistan. i love that when we talk about 20 years of the troops presence in a harness and it's kind of shocking numbers for so many people but for me you know i lived in germany in europe and in the u.s. and i have traveled around the word u.s. it has been in germany for decades after world war 2 they are in asia you know they're in south korea that in japan they're in middle east of course their presence in afghanistan is now not involved in the counterinsurgency mission that's an afghan one afghans are fighting there were so used presence is required to maintain and contain a fight these terrorists we haven't witnessed i mean 911 attack since 2001 it's mainly because of the u.s. and nato presence in afghanistan otherwise the situation would be would have been different and i'm afraid if there's not
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a settlement which i'm optimistic and i hope it will happen then you know the situation not only in afghanistan but in the west in general will not remain as it is so if you come down thank you thank you for having me. let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. u.s. president biden's administration has announced a new round of sanctions against russia including the expulsion of 10 russian diplomats this is in response to a legit interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of u.s. government agencies russia's foreign ministry has condemned the sanctions saying a response is quote inevitable. chicago police have released body cam footage of the moment a police officer shot and killed a 13 year old boy adam toledo police said the teenager had a gun a lawyer for the boy's family said he had complied with demands to show his hands
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when he was shot. derrick show vin the former minneapolis police officer accused of the murder of george floyd will not testify at his trial shogun told the judge he was invoking his 5th amendment right not to take the witness stand closing arguments in the case begin on monday. with. germany's corona virus vaccination program is picking up pace thursday saw a record number of daily vaccinations with nearly 740000 people receiving a 1st or 2nd dose but the country is also seeing the biggest rise in new infections since january health officials are warning of a dramatic situation in hospitals as intensive care words fill up. now doctors without borders has declared brazil's response to the pandemic a quote humanitarian catastrophe made worse by political mismanagement brazil currently has the world's highest number of daily death daily deaths from cope 19
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countries health care system is overwhelmed with many intensive care units nearly full soaring infection rates are being driven by the highly contagious p one virus variant the new strain is causing international concern earlier this week france suspended all flights to and from brazil in a bid to prevent the variance spread. millions of people in latin america's biggest country are struggling to put food on the table as the covert 19 wreaks havoc on the economy. fairly goma's starts a day early she gets up and around 4 am i was worried about having enough food for children to have breakfast. i wake up with the feeling of being in agony i jump out of bed in the 1st thing i do is thank god i'm in my i look at my children i think to myself today i'll bring home some food for them when i leave the house early to fetch bread there are days when i can't imagine shipping them
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anything but they run out of the night. gomez lives in a for valor of around 100000 people in south paolo here and across brazil unemployment hit a record high last year this community association helps people living in marginalized areas to find work. we had an 84 percent increase in demand for employment after the government's emergency aid ended the number of people seeking out help tripled because so many people didn't have any support anymore and it. up. in december government aid of around $84.00 euros a month was cut making an already difficult situation for many much worse the number of people living on less than 36 years more than doubled many families stopped cooking with gas and started using firewood 27000000 brazilians live in
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extreme poverty renate tardelli has been researching the featherless for 20 years. thanks noel he pull the data shows that the poor you are the higher the rates of infection. the more on the periphery the person finds themselves the higher the death rate from coronavirus. brazil has added 2000000 more people to the marginalised areas in the past year it's not ethical that brazilians have to choose between going hungry or getting the virus it's an ethical. when should we use. for adults live in the home of sylvia de hayes us she's a cook and the only one still to have a job but it's just one day a week she used to cook in other people's homes but they let her go for fear of infection. that this pandemic is difficult it's going to leave all of us starving and that's apart from all the damage it does to your health look at this q we're
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all in the same boat. that problem of the melba. with a shortage of vaccines and hospitals are overwhelmed it's hard to see a way forward for people in the lowest social groups who are trapped by both poverty and disease. a giant cloud of sand is darkening the skies above beijing and showering residents with muddy rain the city suffers from several dust storms each year but this one is being called the worst in a decade flights are being canceled and people urged to stay indoors. sick and opaque pollution clouds the atmosphere and shrouds beijing skyscrapers and dust and sand. but it was bright earlier this afternoon but after a little while it suddenly went dark and then there was thunder and rain with muddy raindrops. i don't feel good we've had several dust storms this year the air
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quality is much worse than in previous years and. the air is so dirty in the chinese capital that people can not only see it but feel it to this finance workers forced to wiped out his motorcycle before heading to the office. it's climate change there's nothing we can do about it. meteorologists say the particles just get from ungoliant and the chinese region of enter mongolia high winds are expected to propel more polluted air to central and eastern parts of the country by friday. now russian track and field athletes have been given the green light to compete at this summer's tokyo olympics as neutral athletes russian competitors who meet the strict anti-doping criteria to dissipate will do so under a neutral flag and in neutral clothing russian athletics has been in crisis since 2015 when its federation was suspended for repeated state sponsored doping scandals
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. here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you. u.s. secretary of state anthony blinken has made an unannounced visit to afghanistan comes after the u.s. confirmed it would pull out all of its troops by the tended longest war in u.s. history by september 11th other nato countries including germany will also withdraw from the country. to washington only news live from berlin you can get the latest on our web site that's t w dot com i'm always thanks for joining us. do you feel worried about the plan. to come i'm neal host of the on the green fence post close to me it's clear remains true. join a critique of the green transformation for me for you for the council.
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of. thailand where buddhist tradition meets the urban future and nothing embodies that better than thai boxing known as. the traditional martial art has been thailand's national sport for centuries. i was long considered a sport for real men where women rarely took part but not anymore women and the clear community are claiming a stake and more time they say thai boxing shouldn't be exclusive. and they're ready to fight. i. play bangkok the capital of thailand with a population of around $15000000.00 the metropolis on the child. rajar river is
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southeast asia's biggest and it's a center for martial arts here more tie is more than a fighting technique it's an art form a way of keeping fit and a form of self-defense i. fear you can find thai boxing matches at all kinds of festivals and arenas large or small. the fighters use their fists and shins to strike their opponents upper thighs or torso. in certain professional matches a boxer can also use their knee to strike the opponent's head. tran's boxer known to man as an icon in the world of noise high. point i saw one time made me who i am today iow everything i've achieved to this sport why type discipline and self confidence and showed me how i could assert myself in life and
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think yeah like i want to. tell you is also known as the art of 8 limbs in the past centuries when warriors could no longer use their swords and spears they resorted to their fists elbows knees and shins. i mean it was like i was the 1st clear boxer there was nobody else i was aware of at the time and i know that if that makes me an inspiration for other transgender people and women then of course that fills me with pride. but. i'm. known to man caused a stir in the 1990 s. when she took to the ring wearing make up not all opponents were willing to fight what they called a lady boy unimpressed she went on to collect enough prize money to pay for gender
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reassignment. tune story inspired an internationally acclaimed film beautiful boxer and made her a celebrity. in my is the biggest city in northern thailand it's thailand spiritual center dotted with mountains monasteries and temples. it's also home to 17 year old p. milan she's training with a friend for an upcoming match. spends around 3 hours at the gym every day after school. she's already fought in more than 60 kick boxing matches and shows great promise. ambition is crucial for anyone wanting to make it in the world of professional more time. at the thought that if you want to be successful you have to give your best whether it's
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in sports or something else i always want to do my best. to milan trains with latina she's been running the moyes high school here for 20 years her pupils have won countless competitions the 60 year old cares for her boxers like a mother and that includes providing dinner lots and i used to be a fighter herself even against men. that me my opponents were often women but i was only 15 when i was 1st challenged by a male. he was my age but a bit heavier. no one thought i had when i hadn't been training for long but i beat him in. the fight didn't count i didn't receive any chattel foolish. to day there are a lot of pushy female boxes back then there were hardly any women in the sport just tomboys and very masculine lesbians i mostly did it for. the money.
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santos was also a professional before he joined lots and in training the next generation of fighters his path is not unusual in the boxing world. like a lot of large 30 years now my entire life has revolved around boxing what i started out as a kick boxer ourself and now i work. i get up in the morning and clean up the studio to get things ready for the day. because if i wait for the students to arrive and i train with them with their way that's all i ever do. for every when the boxing school gets a portion of the prize money the trainer is employed by the school and earns an hourly wage. parents pay quite a sum for their daughter's lessons. a few days before each find people and take some time off to relax so she can focus and prepare herself mentally. it doesn't matter how physically fit you are if your mind isn't ready
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and your scared of your opponent and you cannot win a battle on. a. very low. key 80 for youngsters of simple means more toy offers the chance to earn money for their families by parents however were less than thrilled. that this my parents were dead set against me during my time they crowded me for days and i couldn't stop crying for a week finally they gave in on the condition that i won at my school it's not probably time. many pros started training at their local boxing center when they were just 7 or 8 years old most parents are quite supportive at least that way their kids stay out of trouble and more time is part of the tire way of life. to latona her boxers are like one big family she cooks for them every evening after
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training some come from. very poor families students who have travelled to shang my specifically to train with her can rent rooms here. it's hard to see where bangkok starts and where it ends. there's a festival at the temple in the suburb of bunkley today but it's not just an occasion for quiet reflection religious festivals in thailand are always accompanied by a market. transgender boxer known to man has come to the temple with her 17 year old foster daughter bang to offer a sacrifice at the shrine here. on holidays there's always plenty of food and drink for weary travelers visiting the temple. in buddhism offering sacrifices of incense flower petals and money is part of the
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philosophy of accumulating merit it's a way of giving thanks for one's good fortune or of positively influencing your future known to man took bang in as her daughter not long after she was born with all i feel like a woman and to need about having children is an important part of having a family since i can't bear children i wanted to take one in and give him or her the opportunity to grow up in a loving environment my younger brother fathered her but he and the mother were so young and they separated shortly after being was born now i feel like her mother. known to him has always had the support of her family. the clock without a lot of things when i was lucky to grow up surrounded by a family and parents who love me for who i am it. with my brother and sister understand. keep him them but when you're transgender finding your place in society
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can be difficult and a loving fan. can be the most important thing of all knowing me. that hard for you for someone calls you a bad person or a loving family can soften the blow. i fulfill about. buddhism has also helped her find her way in life. that by what they are i even left in a monastery as a novice for a while the monks taught me so much and that's why i enjoy coming back as often as i can here i could call and say i crossed buddhists the sacrificial offerings are a tool the way to connect to the spiritual world that's really important to me and my family that. i love that. in buddhism transsexuality and homosexuality are treated somewhat ambiguous lee on the one hand they are thought to be the result of missteps in a previous life but as such they are also the fate one is dealt and so must be
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accepted and the vigils can work towards an easier future life with good deeds and this one. at the center of the temple grounds another highlight awaits. this temple is famous for its washrooms. the elaborate decoration is a popular backdrop for tourist photos. many come especially for this. long to mind her daughter banging want to shop to. katmandu i'm used to people recognizing my mother but some say nasty things about her that makes me angry they don't even know us. i some visitors have spotted. the former boxing champion is
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a celebrity in. in thailand. who i have always felt transgender and have been quite open about it ever since i was. and some people are fine with it they accept me but others mock and insult me much and society has gotten better in many ways but we are still not equal in the eyes of the law even after gender reassignment i still have to refer to myself as mr according to my passport and documents i'm still a man yeah. sure mine is getting ready for its flower festival the main parade showcases one of the provinces most important exports decorative plants as an up and coming kick boxer
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something of a local celebrity she too will take part in the parade but in a completely different role and before she does she still has a fight to win. it's morning just after sun up outside months collects charity alone and her opponent come to be weighed in both have hardly eaten in the past few days every pound matters. it's pretty even a long ways 116 pounds today her opponent is a bit taller and weighs 2 pounds more but both are in the same weight division that's what counts. after the weigh in father takes a photo of her and her opponent. parents run a small restaurant and sean mind their boxing daughter provides great publicity for the family business father high and the mother not to place huge value in their daughter's future they even sent her to private school and that's why they were.
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disappointed when she picked up boxing in the meantime however they've come to support their daughter's passion they pay for multiple trainers and drive her to all her competitions. first i hope she quickly lose interest but she didn't lose a single fight and. now she's competing more than 60 times to the training doesn't hold up. tonight she's go to the chong said what she can look out for herself. i'm not good because i'm patient and don't give up i do think she'll not be out. in a lawn plans to take it easy until the boxing match tonight there won't be any more training before the contest. and bangkok's bunkley suburb boxing legends known to me has opened her own studio it's focuses on fun and fitness rather than discovering the next big talent 1st
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students are mostly kids teenagers and housewives it's unlikely that any of them will make it as a professional. runs the studio with her partner song. he's also a former professional they've known each other since long tunes early kickboxing days. i was 10 when we met and we both trained at the fair tax training center she was already famous and i admired her. time passed and 10 years later we met again. when fair tex moved. and we both had students here in bangkok so we decided to rent this place and open a boxing school. a school for everyone not just for me. but for fitness too now. i think it's great.

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