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this is b.w. news from berlin travel bans from india as the country keeps posting record numbers of covert 19 cases in the us health care system is reaching breaking point many hospitals are full and these capital is faced with mass for missions for those who stopped also coming. past president biden pledges to sustainable us economy and
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millions of green jobs we visit all and gas rich texas where some are already discovering the future without fossil fuel. also nasa scientists are one step closer to making life on mars fossil the perseverance rover converts carbon dioxide from the red planet's atmosphere into oxygen for the 1st time. and will munich be stripped off its your old football hosting duties the german city will find out today whether it will still be allowed to stage matches at the european championships the pressure to guarantee fans will be present in the stadium despite spiking cases of cold with nancy. welcome to the program. india has reported the world's highest daily count of new
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coronavirus cases for a 2nd straight day more than 330000 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours alone in response canada is banning all flights from both india and pakistan and the u.k. is also putting new restrictions on travel to and from india the unprecedented spike comes off the coronavirus cases not because numbers 1st rose to $100000.00 per day by last september and then dropped off again through the winter experts say that new virus variants and recent super spread the gatherings contributed to the latest so. ambulances lined up outside hospitals that can't take anymore patients oxygen shortages that have pitted different states against each other doctors and nurses pushed to the limit as they scramble for resources. the supplies that are coming in resort a very. uncertain that is a lot of an engine in the system we are not able to fully focus our energies on. on
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the political border for its lines are hours long at testing sites after many months of relatively few cases this comes as a shock here. the hospital being i've been waiting outside the testing center all day. and we are yet to be tested. and they will just pray to god because if we are tested positive then where will we go we are helpless. epidemiologists say india missed crucial opportunities to prepare for a 2nd wave the government didn't hire more doctors and nurses and allowed bass of public gatherings which may have been super spreader events in sense of decency because he is measures of. pandemic whether it was their daily fears come to that nearly. all or even just by them to do it's all of them
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started explaining from october and by january you saw them plummet to radio levels and then there was this feeling again to be with experts that we had actually updated fairly munity. last week the government said it would allow a greatly expanded list of vaccines to be used but it faces the mammoth task of vaccinating a population far bigger than the european union and the united states combined. thought on this story i'm now joined from delhi of by dr susan but jobs he's the founder and director of the cygnus chain of 13 hospitals across india dr just in our report we saw that doctors are scrambling for the basic necessities to care for their patients what can you tell us about the situation in your hospitals. well
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it's quite a leap if you can say that it's not just minutes the tsunami in their. beds desperately short of oxygen essential medicines we're turning them in patients. it's breaking out hearts would be gone i mean there are so many patients on the ordinary this but i was to get there they cannot find a bridge anywhere. and we have no choice because it is in such a short supply and the way to be used to getting mosses of patients mean. you know once in every. 2 or diverse people in c. but in those cases usually it's not that you know you need or listen oxygen order nice you can treat them on a. quarter but this is different because every patient is needing oxygen. i mean it's quite
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a back. to you. bob the hospitals in similar circumstances right now what do you need and who can provide it. so 1st of all you need oxygen supplies a short ups and supplies there in. the monitor oxygen is at the premium many people are black marketing as well but it's in short supply oxygen cylinders and oxygen that itself. and chill make decisions. made since which are normally so much the same. we don't have any stocks. those stocks would even simple a.b.c. . so the 1st thing that we are asking is. by machines and oxygen supplies if it is possible. concentrate does even the more dependable in the market at this moment are you actually asking for
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international help i mean i don't think i have the longest time to us but it has to lead by i think the government of india has to decide but i am sure the government is listening to us and if we can get the short supplies of oxygen cylinders as well as life support machines then maybe since many more patients than we have now many of the patients. the hospitals they are not even to get it because of the shortage of these critical said oxygen supply so what you're saying the oxygen supply is that in the country just not getting it is that correct yeah just to kill issues there cylinders are short and some states have more options supply than they need some of it is short so. something you have the shortage of oxygen supplies but other parts of the country in some places when i think these
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are sublight and issues because the democracy has shored up unexpectedly at almost and dying at the moment to mine so people are scrambling to me i hope that we can sort of these issues are in the next couple of it right now it's a difficult position to be in. dr should the judge in delhi thank you very much for your time thank you let's take a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world hundreds of people have been mourning don't see rice black man killed but police during a traffic stop near minneapolis this funeral came 2 days after the verdict in the george floyd case in the same city the officer who shot right apparently by mistake been charged with manslaughter. have been violent scuffles between israelis and palestinians outside jerusalem's old city after protesters who have barred access to areas where muslims gather for ramadan israeli police put up barricades and use
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stun grenades to disperse crowds far jewish have a group chanted anti arab slogans and was prevented from marching to the area. u.s. president joe biden has pledged to cut u.s. carbon emissions in half by 2030 it's the most ambitious plan target ever set in u.s. history some 40 countries taking part in a 2 day virtual summit climate summit that biden is hosting from the white house analysts say by this pledge will put pressure on other countries to follow suit china and russia put aside their disputes with the u.s. and also pledged to cooperate in fighting climate change but they have yet to announce specific emissions targets. but for more on this. we'll get a snob she's the head of the macarthur research institute on global commerce and climate change a think tank here in berlin we'll get to how much of a game changer is biden's pledge. i would say it really is
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a game changer and yesterday though the whole day was a game changer pawpaw climate i would say because it's not only the case that joe biden the u.s. puts on the table a new target for 2030 but they also manage that other countries join them and putting more and interest targets on the table like the u.k. or the e.u. also canada and this will and fold some dynamics so it's really a diplomatic success of the u.s. one that it will in the end so as the climate says. it looks even china and russia are looking towards climate corp right now how do you think by biden we got them on board. and these are 2 very distinct different tracks i would say with china i mean the u.s. started already before the paris agreement and 2015 to cooperate with them on the climate issue and i think john kerry saw the former foreign minister and now the
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climate envoy she went to china to rick's before so 2 weeks ago and what what he managed is the u.s. and china who have a very difficult diplomatic issues on the geo political sphere they managed to cooperate on the climate issue and on the kinetics this was of course as success to cooperate on climate so we have these pledges now and that will for example but china that that you mentioned is rapidly building hundreds of new coal fired power stations for example what needs to happen next what react what kind of reaction do you think we will see. exactly so this is really the fear that this is often seen with these summits that a lot of pleasures of being done but in the end a target without policy measures is
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a to flip top toothless tiger right so therefore we carefully have to watch how this will continue. whether these targets are underpinned by policy measures and one very powerful measure is in pricing so to put a price on the on carbon to limit emissions and that was quite promising to see yesterday that a lot of state leaders mentioned cam pricing as an instrument also the i.m.f. and so let's see how this develops to $2.00 to put a price on carbon at the international level and there are about policy measures and i think one litmus test you could say are to watch how the corona recovery packages will be developed whether they will increase emissions again or whether they will be aligned with these climate targets that will be a very important and test because it's not better than a counter research institute on climate change thank you very much for the time ok
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thank you. and as world leaders discuss how to make their economies more sustainable many places in the world are already experiencing that change the u.s. state of texas for example still pumps huge amounts of oil and gas but some texans of already found profitable alternatives to fossil fuels. some things never change in west texas on the brooks ranch cowboy still drive bulls on horseback but the western scenery is changing these days cattle herds graze under the blades of wind turbines. i didn't really law you know. and then. when i found out you know. general. they're beautiful the cattle are. the brooks family run
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a property the size of manhattan to guarantee income during a drought they leased land to energy companies a dozen oil pumps stand on the ranch along with $78.00 wind power generators the noise of the turning turbines makes louis brooks think of one thing and it's not the environment. when turbine welcomes visitors to the town of sweet water the 11000 residents were hit hard by droughts and tumbling oil prices sweet water was on its way to becoming a ghost town before the wind energy boom changed its fortunes. broad wetzel is a lawyer for gas oil and now renewable energy his saying how the growth of wind power has brought jobs and tax dollars to the town. to transform the everything so the property tax here was only $435.00. and it is now 3. today a quarter of the u.s.
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wind energy comes from texas natural gas and oil also booming again some fear president joe biden's plan to clean energy transition could trigger a culture war new versus old energy. dale rankin is a businessman in the fracking sector who doesn't believe in climate change it is a political movement. it's about having the ability to control population by. regulating the population through saving the planet feel good. regulation. stopping climate change isn't a common cause in texas and yet thousands of turbines are tanning here driven by the power of profits. turkey is currently hosting more than 4000000 refugees from the middle east number served during serious civil war was began 10 years ago today most migrants trying to reach europe from turkey are not syrians but afghans
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that journey journeys are always dangerous and often deadly w.'s reports from the eastern turkish that's the van where many of those journeys and tragedy. symmetry of the nameless this is how the locals call this place and for a minister and her son part of this it is always difficult to come here. painful memories or reawakened. motherhood videos you didn't make going to you the people who are buried here have mothers brothers and sisters they all have someone who love them but now their families don't even know that they are here it breaks my heart that there is no one who comes and prays for them mobile how did you know. but if it is that is why i'm nina and power this pray here on behalf of
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everyone else never learn english. they fled from of ghana stunned by iran to turkey illegally on foot over the mountains. it's a long dangerous journey many freeze to death or die in accidents and many who don't make it end up here. in the eastern turkish city of van in an unadorned grave with no name. on that without of myself there is a man here who was found dead in the mountainous and once they brought women's bodies their fingers and toes were frozen off from the cold. that. these name is the grave seem like memorials a warning of the fate that looms on this dangerous journey and yet only a few are discouraged by the risk the number of people trying to reach europe why this route has sharply risen in recent years the route leads through the mountains
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straddling turkey's border with iran up to 4000 meters high most of those trying to reach europe from afghanistan pakistan bangladesh take this way. ticky is now building walls everywhere in the region they are hundreds of kilometers long the border with syria has already been closed off the wall to iran is still under construction. human rights lawyer mahmoud could chance has a wall won't stop the refugees it only makes the journey more dangerous. he has in this area been ignoring people smuggling for too long it's become kind of a business sector so many get involved in this because a lot of money can be made in a short time at a relatively low risk. i mean and power vis a few sad to still clearly remember their own flight from afghanistan the smugglers took everything from them they say they have been living here in van for 3 years
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now. the family found refuge in turkey but like so many others they want to continue to woods europe back to afghanistan they say that's out of the question. then they were to have lost everything in afghanistan it's a war zone our house was destroyed how can we go back there when there's no safety for a children or. if we have to go back they will kill my son that's not an option. so they are holding out in eastern turkey stranded in their new existence and they think of those who lost their lives and are buried here at the symmetry of the nameless. life models nasa scientists are a small step closer to making that possible the perseverance rover has converted
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carbon dioxide into oxygen for the 1st time hopes to be able to do this on a large scale in future and that could pave the way for human exploration on the red planet. humans on mars so far it's still science fiction the red planet isn't just extremely far away it also lacks most of the basic elements that we need to survive including oxygen that means oxygen would have to be produced on mars and the u.s. space agency nasa has just succeeded in doing that an instrument aboard the mars rover perseverance was able to convert a sample of mars as carbon dioxide which atmosphere into oxygen the instrument is called moxy the process that moxie is going to use is called solid oxide electrolysis electrolysis just means splitting apart using l. the tricity carbon dioxide makes up 95 percent of mars as was fair so it's
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a great natural resource. moxy shown here being installed in the rover is not much bigger than a car battery the device extracted 5 grams of oxygen during its 1st mission that's enough for an astronaut to breathe for 10 minutes but not only humans require oxygen the main thing you need oxygen for is for the rocking that's going to take them back up from the surface to come back to earth for that rocket to breathe because rockets rocket fuel needs oxygen to burn as well and he's all lot of moxy successors will have to produce exponentially more oxygen if life on the red planet and a safe return to earth is ever to become feasible. sports news now europe's football governing body is meeting on friday to decide the fate of some euro host cities the spanish city of bilbao says it has been dropped as the
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host of the tournament in june and july was supposed to be one of 12 cities to stage matches for european championships authorities there refused to meet a condition that fans be allowed inside the stadium despite the coronavirus and. here in germany munich may also lose out on hosting your tournament matches because it's too may not guarantee fans in the stands this summer 9 european cities have promised that allow thousands at least that partial capacity of host stadiums a 2nd closer look at how all of this came about. it is a legacy of the reign of former u.a.e. for president michel platini the 60th anniversary of the european championship was to take place in 12 cities spread across the continent. an official video showed the event was meant to build bridges and bring europe together. then last
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summer the pandemic through a spanner in the works of all those noble goals locked down instead of a festival of football. the pandemic still has europe in its grip but now this summer the european championship finals will be held as planned after years delay at venues across europe almost as if there were no corona no restrictions. alexander separate the currency where for president imposing the will of european football's governing body that the tournaments be held in front of spectators 9 host cities have already promised you a for exactly that bilbo dublin and munich so far say they cannot guarantee it 2 months out and bilbao has already lost its big as you wait for will decide today whether to revoke munich and dublin as well. let's bring in the football journalist george walden from munich ga why is munich not gone along with you have 1st best
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wishes on guaranteeing a certain percentage of the stadium at least will be filled. very fresh and it's very easy to answer 1st with the rules regulations protocol that is just it and it are in each group so those made it very difficult to just push an agenda and it is that if this were a movie it would be toned down to soften translation because i don't think there is there is push is great this will be here but the regulations and rules of how german secret in it is set so it's very hard to try to beat that pitch and that's what you're seedings sure you find it in the past some out some co-exist in the fact if you did find it common to get in the city but still root missions you know that so how important you think is it for munich to hold on to these
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hosting duties and who would they be hosting. well it's it's very important i mean you've got to think about some shit to think about the money involved and sponsorship because it's not just money sponsorship it's admits it were because i'm unique and it's easy to be holding the ijn championships. in the forces there's always a big. future but what happened then i mean they could be hundreds of millions of dollars wiped out response to the big business community were for some reason not being the hosts. or this period or if you were to move to for violence so talking a lot of money and talking a lot of pressure so it's very unfortunate that it was on to this and of course the mayor the writer is aware but also he's also has an obligation to the citizens of new to their health and wealth and so that you're here for a short what's driving he desired top fans in the stands breaking if you can. yes
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sure the main thing optics in perception they want to have the perception that the chorus is going waits it's reading this thing and the raiders were kind of getting people in the seats in the stadium especially after the super league implosion i refuse to sit in the and this is a british sure but also you have to be aware the rules and regulations absolutely football journalist joining us from munich georgia thank you very much for your time if you. and i here's a come from behind win on the running track. probably never see it happen in the u.s. state. where the girls fall by 200 meter relay seems to be an easy win for the school but out of the frogs came highly of the hounds tearing down the track and across the finish line and who probably ran without
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to the point of strong opinion clear position some international perspectives. who are in place i'm going to america must germany's leader also september's
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election they're all new candidates conservative stalwart i mean last chance and the green party is young and inexperienced but much knows about and elaine about soon to be joining us on to the point to the point. of getting stuck on a t w. because english weekend to just lay down and from here on out get down to business by almost champion. john. definitely regulated goodbye to the 1st lead by the screen 1st place high voltage excitement is guaranteed. 16. w. .
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innocent homie pushed. us thrown out of the water right now climate change event off the story. faces much less the way from just one week. how much force can really get. we still have time to an ongoing. success. that subscribe for more news like this. while it's been a remarkable few days. here in germany with the 2 biggest political parties announcing their candidates to replace i'm going to marigold when she steps down off the september's national election for the conservative christian a democrat sits on mean last year's chief minister not off the large state of north rhine-westphalia. after an acrimonious campaign battle against rival drug.


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