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everything starts january 17th on d, w ah ah ah, ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin and historic heart to implant and a medical 1st. us surgeon, successfully transplant
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a genetically modified pay cart into a human patient raising hopes that animal organs could ease a chronic donor shortage. also coming up condemned for its failure to unfold human rights. the u. s. detention tamp and camp in guantanamo was still open. 20 years after taking in its 1st prisoners, we asked if the lever be shut that antenna star, no bakovich back on core to after his legal victory to play in the australian open . fans are delighted, but the threat of deportation is not off the table yet. ah i'm see me so much gander. glad you could join us in a medical 1st. us surgeons have successfully implanted a genetically modified pink heart into a human patient. the transplant took place last week. the 57 year old man was too
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ill to be eligible for a human heart transplant, but he says he is set to be recovering well so far. medical researchers hope such procedures could one day help ease the chronic shortage of human organ donations. this is the heart used to give dave bennett a new lease on life. in a 9 hour procedure surgeons transplanted the organ, taken from a one year old pig. it was gene edited, bred and killed for this purpose. following friday surgery, the 57 year old patient is breathing on his own while still connected to a heart lung machine. he simply didn't want to die, doesn't want to die. and he felt that if he had no opportunity and he was pretty well convinced by multiple doctors who had told him he had a fatal disease. and he was unlikely to leave the hospital because of that as a background, as, as an alternative. he said to me, 2 very important things is i don't want to die. and he said if i do,
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maybe you'll learn something to help others. prior attempts at so called zeno transplantation, largely failed because patients body's rapidly rejected the animal organ. most countries rely on an opt in system for donation requiring express prior consent to use the organs of dead people in the usa alone, around $6000.00 people die every year, waiting for kidneys, hearts, or lungs. if there's a game changer, because a, you know, now and not a v will have these organs are readily available if you had their technique of a genetically modifying. so if they're more cute tweaking, required for, for modifying the genes, we can re, every of the, you will be able to do that. and you know, can, can, you know, customize basically the hard for, are the argon for the patient? the experimental procedure raises ethical and animal rights issues, and as far from being declared safe. but for now,
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dave bennett's new pig heart is still beating and we can speak now to dr. you or him dinner. his of our ologist at the free university here in berlin. dr. danner, thank you for joining us. we know that transplanting animal organs into humans has mostly failed so far. and we heard a doctor in that report say this is a game changer. so what do you think of this latest attempt? i mean, it is a great success and the success is based on the research in the last years both in the united states, but also in germany, a genetically modified pigs which can not. ready be rejected, we have research in verbal g who prevent transmission of viruses to humans and
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a new immune suppressive drugs been to. ready prevent rejection. so you think this is a promising step to ease some of the chronic shortages that we see in donors are going forward? yes, it is a step forward. and a good korea still. what is actually the biggest challenge in doing this kind of transplant? the biggest challenge is to the wind rejection. it is too early to say, oh. ready no, this is a why already 4 days is a good sign. we have to remember the 1st rotation of. ready oregon from human to human. it was only survival times of ours or a day in compared to this is. ready connie,
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this ok, there are some ethical questions being asked. so genetically modifying animals to use their organs could be really helpful for humans. but do you think that we could see a form of factory farming for organ donations in the future? if it, if it works in the patients, then it will apply a broader in the clinic and it will be improved. and new in the suppressive agents will be due to i think this is the one who will have to leave it there. dr. young him dennis from the free university here in berlin. thank you. thank you. now to some other stories making news around the world cassock. sounds president, cussing joe mark has said russian lead troops leave the country within 10 days. i
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have called for foreign military support. last week, after days of violent unrest, according to the interior ministry, almost 10000 people have been detained throughout the country. with the dozens of depths bilateral talks between russia and the us ended with no breakthrough in geneva. on monday discussions focused on p escalating tensions over ukraine. western countries are calling on russia to pull its troops back from the ukrainian border. moscow once the guarantee from nato that the military alliance will not expand eastward the president of the european parliament, the family has died at the age of 65. his office said he passed away after a serious complication related to his immune system. the italian central left politician had been in the hospital since december 26th, and nicaragua, president danny ortega has been sworn in for a 4th consecutive term. elections in november were widely seen as being rigged. the 76 year old ortega over saw the jailing of opposition leaders,
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including 7th potential challengers for the presidency shortly before the election . 20 years ago today, the 1st prisoners arrived in guantanamo bay. the detention camp set up by the us following the 911 attacks and the ensuing invasion of afghanistan in a clear breach of human rights, most prisoners were held indefinitely without trial. the debt these oliver salad went to the us naval base on guantanamo and the cam. something has come to symbolize one of the us moral failings on the so called war on terror. mm guantanamo, located in a tropical paradise. but the u. s. naval base in cuba stands for human rights abuses and torture mohammed to old slaw. he was held to your for 14 years suspected of involvement in the $911.00 attacks, but never charged for a crime. he was brutally tortured and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder
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until today. and 134 nights ago i woke up and i was seeking so skin because i saw my, my jacket on the door and i thought it was someone coming to get in. and it took me a very long time. some time i wake up, i cannot breathe defense council, anthony natalie represents an alleged al qaeda terrorist who arrived here in 2006. and since then has been waiting for his trial. guantanamo has been seen internationally as a stain on american history. so where does that place here put the united states? we're ashamed that every thing that made this country one that we could say was a free country that had equal justice for all has abandoned all of that. and that sat, it said, and i, i don't know how we're going to be able to recover what animal was built after the $911.00 attacks, as government aimed for
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a forceful and rapid response. united states went down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. in the war on terror, america and its allies invaded afghanistan. the u. s. naval base at guantanamo bay, served as a prison for a ledge war criminals, and tara suspects a place where the constitution of the united states does not exist. ever since it was opened, human rights activists argue guantanamo is where the u. s. lost its moral authority, the place of torture and double standards, that is mostly of limits for a camera. but there's also another side of guantanamo a place where 6000 inhabitants try to go about their everyday lives. in a bizarre contrast to the infamous prison residential areas resemble small town america some normalcy in a place. full of contradictions. rady, you get more,
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delivers the soundtrack for guantanamo and she is get most voice. i get my hello. hello. well boma to your morning show with the day candles. otherwise, one is pretty upset and a lease court trial in the prison are not part of their coverage. a. it's not really part of like the culture here. you now that's a, another side of the base. here on this side, we have a whole different type of operations going here. the new school allows that students somewhat of a normal childhood, 5 kilometers from the notorious torture prison. good. okay, what are some other things that you know, about native that's actually the message that the one that always sent to the whole world. they said that took on those people in this world. people who don't deserve a little bit of law muslim young people and people who deserve little out of almost 800 former detainees. 39 are still incarcerated in guantanamo only to have
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been convicted of a crime. let's get some more perspective on the story now. we can speak to johan is tim. he's a u. s. expert from the german institute for international and security affairs. johan is welcome to the show. why is this prison still open? 20 years after 911? thank you for having me. the short answer is because no president so far as masters, the political will to close the prison. it's not an easy task. our whole good question, what to do with the remaining prisoners congress hasn't made it easier, but the truth is that it's probably an unpopular decision to close the prison. now president wants to be painted on terrorism by the opposition, and that's why the prison. so despite the fact that every president, since george w bush, with the exception not on, was wanting to close the prison. i'm going to ask you about the current president in a moment. but 1st i went to look at the numbers about of roughly about 780 detainees
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that have been held in guantanamo over the years. only 12 have actually been charged. so how does the u. s. government justify that? so there are 2 main reasons for that. the 1st reason is that decision was made. this, detainees should not be tried in civilian trial with well established rules and regulations of how to conduct such a trial. but instead they were sending out military conditions which they had to set up from scratch. there were no, i was no clear guidance on how to do that or the incredibly complicated process. but the more important reason is year that the evidence against most of the east is tainted by the fact that they were tortured at some point or another. according to the convention against torture and american law, evidence that has been obtained by torture cannot be used in convicted somebody that's against the law that's against human rights. and since almost all the
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utilities there have been tortured at some point or another. it's very hard to find evidence that can actually be introduced in court. and so even against those 2 charities where the u. s. government has a pretty solid case and they're guilty, it is hard to convict them in due process proceeding. well, we know the human rights organizations, former prisoners have reported human rights abuses like torture. why haven't those claims been addressed? well, i think they had been addressed in the way that this kind of treatment has stopped . but the problem now is this, of course, as i said, it's very difficult to convict people who have committed crimes against the usaa and practice against humanity. because there is no clean evidence that can be used to convict them according to the proceedings from lots to rule. all right, so you mentioned that no president, since george w bush has muster at the political will to close guantanamo bay. do you think
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president biden will manage to do so? i'm not going to make a prediction. the main obstacle right now to close one of the day is that congress has introduced legislation, which is are on the books since 2010, which prohibits the president from transferring prisoners from one ton of a one time will be to the u. s. for any reasons where they cannot be transferred to stand trial in the us, they cannot be transferred to be a prisoner in the u. s. let alone to be released from the us. and so the big question, modest what to do with the remaining prisoners. and there are 3 categories. one is the one that are convicted. one was the one that had been cleared for release, that's about 13. and the 3rd one is the ones that haven't been convicted, but that are still considered to be a danger. and those are the most difficult to find a solution for. johan asked him from the german institute for international
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security affairs. thank you. you're welcome. let's get some more headlines now. staff working for british prime minister board johnson were invited to a downing street bring your own booze party during the you case. first. nationwide corona virus lockdown in 2020. that is according to an e mail, reportedly leak to the press. johnson is under fire over allegations that a number of parties were held in breach of coven 19 rules, because there's no question of north korea's fired a suspected ballistic missile. it is the 2nd missile launch in less than a week, underscoring north korean leader kim jones pledge to bolster the countries defenses . south korea says the new missile may be more capable than the one launched 6 days ago. and thousands of protesters turned out across germany on monday evening to oppose the government's corona virus measures. the country has toughened its stance against the unvaccinated, shutting them out of restaurants and other public venues. protests against social
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restrictions and vaccines have been held every monday for the last several weeks. the director of the world health organization in europe says with current infection rates, more than half the population in the region will be infected with alma kron in the next $6.00 to $8.00 weeks. hands glucose, as rising infections, are going hand in hand with rising hospitalization. numbers, israel, as among the place, the same record, new cases. it's the 1st country in the world to offer people a 4th vaccination. but now the fast spreading, alma kron variant appears to be out pacing the government's ability to implement a clear strategy. dw is tanya kramer reports from televi. if the line for a coven 19 test is long at this official center in tel aviv with the on the cross variance spreading fast, free p. c. r tests are now reserved for people over 60, under their high risk groups. everybody else is required to take it down to gen test 1st with ever changing rules. patience is running low properly. and
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basically the rules change on a daily basis. there is a joke, the if you refresh the news on the news page, then you get different restrictions and different rules. mostly mchuga feels like a circus. i mean, if the council, the p c r, test the nurses do the oxygen testing of home and spend our kids back to school because now we have to stand here. we can't work on it. we have to just stay at home, being called bomb jammed by israel made an early bass on it's rapid vaccination campaign. in october, it had successfully slowed down the del to waive by administering a 3rd booster shots. but now the country is struggling with the i'm a kron variant i we're talking oh, very on that is spreading very fast. think bishop periods is about 2 days, not 7 days as used to be. so this is why many of them are logical measures are especially testing and breaking channels. transmission are much less efficient. ah
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right now, much of israel's cobit strategy has been focused on vaccination. over $4300000.00 israelis have taken the 3rd booster shots less than half of the population of roughly $9400000.00. since last week the country has begun to roll out the 4th booster for people over 60 medical staff and other high risk groups. ok, each time we boost we fortify our immune response. we deepen the immune memory and enhance our ability to cope more efficiently with the virus that already challenging us. and those that will unfortunately will emerge. but it's still unclear how hospitals will cope during this 5th wave at a heel of hospital in tel aviv family. dr. laura azurie takes us to the cove at 19
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wards. not every badge is occupied right now. but numbers of severely ill patients are increasing daily. a majority or unvaccinated, or have underlying health conditions quote unquote, on, on a convention, at the moment some of our patients are vaccinated and some are not so funny every one hospitalized has underlying health conditions. and i am harsh and shaming, kidney conditions or diabetes. but again, the vaccinations are very important and very effective for him. how showing them? lim thought after so many waves of this disease, there's a sense of experienced routine on this ward and now newly authorized drugs can be given to patients early on. still after 2 years, it's not just hard for doctors and nurses to keep up. but for every one struggling with the new uncertainty that's replicating along with this latest variant.
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and we can speak now to your not anger shawnee. he's a professor of research and immunology at television, versity. we saw him there in that report. professor, thank you for joining us. how worried are you about this latest wave of infections? i'm concerned, obviously, we are confronted with a nash, a natural disaster of the virus. and so on this particular strain, the ami kron, i is extremely infectious. it's highly transmissible. and it also tends to replicate a very efficiently and so therefore, it spreads rapidly and a we have to do our utmost to try to curb the, the spread of the most effective way are all the tools that we've learned over the
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cat course of this last 2 years, ah, social distancing and wording mask, and of course vaccination. and so it would be best if we could get most people vaccinated. and as you mentioned in the short segment, before, israel has initiated a 4th boost policy. and we hope that it will have an impact. i want to ask you about the booster, as we heard you say in the report that they are very important for dealing with crew cove at variance. and we know that israel was very successful in the rollout of the vaccines, specifically the 1st 2 shots, but we heard there as well that less than half of the population in israel has gotten this 3rd shot. why do you think that is? well, i think that israel, as well as the entire world is tired, has been traumatized. and whereas i, i hope i believe that there is a relatively small population of anti vaccine as people were adamant about not
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getting back and needed. i think many, many people are hesitant and dealing with vaccine hesitancy is a very serious challenge. i am doing my utmost to try to better educate people if, if i will. i would suggest go and listen to a ted talk. i recently gave the whole objective is to try to arm the general public with a better understanding of what viruses are and what our immune system does, how vaccines work. ok, why this is real, really important is so communication is really important. you mentioned that people are tired indeed here in europe as well, of some of those measures. you mentioned masking up isolating social density, distancing and backseat. so what is your message to people? so why it is important right now to continue following these covered restrictions?
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the reality is, is we are not able to negotiate with the virus. i've heard various suggestions. let's do more convincing, compelling science to illustrate that boosting a 4th time does in fact have a very strong impact in controlling the virus. but we can't ask, ami kron wait a minute. let me finish my research. we have to deal with a virus. we're in a reality show today, and we're trying to do as much as possible. we know that the vaccination bolsters are immune system heightens are tighter. the concentration of our and we'll have to we'll have to leave it there. unfortunately we're running out of time. but thank you so much, professor joan, up and are shown a joining us from tel aviv university. good to have you with us? absolutely. now, well, number one, tennis player,
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novak joke of edge has returned to the court for training and australia after winning a legal battle to play in the upcoming australian open. while the decision has been celebrated by yoko vetch, his family and supporters, the government could still cancel his visa on different grounds and deport him. oh, they were so happy that their hero is free, for now. they mobbed any car, even if they couldn't be 100 percent. sure, novak joke of ich was inside. outside his lawyers office, they celebrated into the night somewhere. pepper sprayed in the chaos. outside court to joke of inches. supporters cheered the decision to overturn his visa. being canceled. oh, go with
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the judge ordered, joking, which is released from immigration detention calling me australian government's decision unreasonable. he rolled that joke to which hadn't been given enough time to respond to that decision. the serbian had arrived in australia, believing he had a medical exemption to rules requiring a corona, virus vaccine. this, it emerged was due to a december saint in apply to people entering the country from overseas. that contradicted what joke of which had been told by tennis australia the tournament organizers. i'm not gonna blame any one. the conflicting information and the contract information that you receive is because of the changing environment. we are in a very challenging vaughn for every one that's been involved in this process. ciocca bitch treated that he was pleased to am grateful with the decision after the court's ruling going on to say he's now focused on the tournament. but the saga is not over yet. the australian government can still cancel joke,
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which is visa on the grounds of public health. for now though, joke adventures family is thrilled with the rather atypical victory and all for me, this is the biggest victory in his career. the bigger than all his grand slams, every level winning on the court is 2nd nature to joke of ich winning in court. however, as proved a lot harder. our bundle, like a show kick off is up next stated, ah, with ah,
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