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>> this is dw news live from berlin. tonight at u.k. prime minister tells his country "we have to learn to live with the coronavirus." despite raising numbers of new cases, boris johnson announces the last restrictions in england will be lifted this month. authorities in israel urge young people to get vaccinated as the delta variant drives and new outbreaks, especially among the unvaccinated population. and more than 100 children go missing after gunmen attacked a
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school in nigeria. fears a criminal gang has kidnapped their children. ♪ [applause] brent: i am brent goff. to reviewers in the united states and all of you around the world, welcome. despite raising numbers of new coronavirus cases in the u.k. the last pandemic restrictions there will soon be history. prime minister boris johnson laid out a five-step land for england to emerge on july 19 and the toughest restrictions on society since world war ii. this includes scrapping rules on mask-wearing and social distancing. but many are not convinced. new cases are increasing rapidly, but johnson insists now
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is the time to ease restrictions. >> we have to balance the risks. the risks of disease which the vaccines have reduced, but very far from eliminated, and the risks of continuing with legally enforced restrictions that inevitably take their toll on people's lives and livelihoods and on people's health and mental health. we must be honest with ourselves that if we cannot reopen our society in the next few weeks when we will be helped by the arrival of summer and by the school holidays, then we must ask ourselves when will we be able to return to normal? brent: prime minister boris johnson once his country to return to normal. for more, let's bring in charlotte. she is following the story from london. as it stands now, two weeks from now, hundreds of guidelines will be scrapped at once across
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england. work as through this new normal that boris johnson is predicting . reporter: that is certainly what it is looking like. e official confirmation that that wilgo ahead on july 19 oh, a few days fore. the prime minister set out this vision for what the fure is in the short-term, what it will look like fopeople herin england. you will see an end to legal restrictions on social contact, group sizes both indoorand outdoors. the remaining businesses that haven't yet opened in england open, that includes nightclubs, for example. then y are looking at things like face masks as well. it has been said today that there will be no legal obligations to wear face masks in legal places, though thats recommded in cerin situions. it is huge unlocng the likes
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of which that hanot been see in england, at so fawill come as a shock to some people. many feeling that the time is not now, looking at those raising case numbers. the government and prime minister was very transparent that alongside this unlocking, what the public will have to adjust to is a continued rise in cases, as well as a continued rise in hospitalizations and sadly, continued fatalities. brent: scientists are warning not to get carried away with lifting restrictions, but that is what appears boris johnson is doing. is he ignoring their advice? reporter: there have been some stark warnings from some arters. whathe government is ing is trying to look at the impact, the case numbers is having in hospitalizations --. . what they are seeing is that the u.k.'s successful vaccination program is weakening the link between the number of people catching the virus and then going onto have to go to
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hospital, that is significantly reduced from where it was during the first two waves of this pandemic. that is the crucial bit of information that they are really hoping for stress. but that link is not broken. we know that hospitalizations and deaths will still rise and that is where the warning is coming from, a number of scientists, focusing particularly on this face mask issue. they say we understand why businesses need to open, but there is no economic impact to wearing a mask. that is not about personal responsibility and ptecting yourself, it is about protecting others. that will be point for all the anger we will see on this particular issue over the coming weeks. brent: dw's charlotte in london, thank you. before the reopening, the u.k. will host the rest of the european football championship. each of the three matches left
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to play will draw up to 60,000 fans to london's wembley stadium. there is concern that games will become superspreader events. scientists say the tournament is already driving an increase in infections. nearly two thirds of europeans remain unvaccinated. reporter: the joy of euro 2020, summed up by scotland fans. they were euphoric when their team earned a point against archrivals england. by their tournament came to a land soon after. and there was another sting, a covid outbreak on and off the pitch. scotland midfielder billy, tested positive, forcing him into quarantine. england ben chill well also had to isolate. it was later revealed that almost 1300 scottish fans were infectious when they went to london. the fool says supporters traveling to games is a recipe for disaster -- the w.h.o. says
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supporters traveling to games is a recipe for disaster. >>. >> are they traveling in large, crowded convoys of buses? what is happening after the gamewhen people leave the stadiums? are they going into crowded bars and pubs to watch the matches? if mixing is happening among people who are not fully vaccinated and there is of the virus, there will be cases? reporter: this problem is not restricted to the u.k.. finnish authorities say 300 fans were infected while following their national team, mostly at their two matches in st. petersburg. it contributed to a sharp rise in new cases at home. despite these connections between euro 2020 and covid outbreaks, u.e.f.a. is pressing ahead with increased student capacities for the semifinals and final at wembley, and politicians in several countries are furious. german interior minister accused
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the governing body of putting profits over public health. >> i think u.e.f.a.'s position is utterly irresponsible. a sports association should see clearly, we don't want it this way and we are reducing the number of spectators. reporter: at wembley on sunday one group of fans will be celebrating their country's great sportinguccess. buwithout further restriions in lonn, fear of a covid hangover will only rise. brent: israel was one of the first countries to come out of lockdown and almost two thirds of the population have had at least one shot yet new case numbers there have risen by 50% because of the delta variant. now authorities are calling on young people to get vaccinated so that restrictions do not have to be imposed. tania kramer has this report. reporter: adam is taking his
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daughters to get vaccinated. more and more young israelis age 12-15 are now getting their jab, like here at this small clinic, not least because of the fast-spreading delta variant, and because many have plans for the summer. >> i think it is really good. it gives us much more freedom and it is nice to finally, corona is over soon, hopefully. it is still not settled because other countries have still not, not all theountries have gotten the opportunity t have the vaccines, but hopefully we will be able to take hours soon. reporter: the delta variant has driven infections to level not seen in israel since april mainly among unvaccinated people. >> we still have a nice amount of people that are not vaccinated. young people like you see here, we are increasingly vaccinating
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them. young people that can be vaccinated. and we still see a portion of elderly people still not vaccinated for various reasons. reporter: some vaccinated people also have been infected. for now, the number needing hospital treatment remains low, although the figures are rising. >> wdo see people who actually acquired delta after being immunized, and they can transmit it, yet there arehances to be severely ill, to be hospitalized or today, are slim. we definitely see a very important role for immunization. reporter: the new government is pushing for 12-15 euros to be inoculated now. one panelist -- the prime minister is appealing to young people directly. >> i know how much you want to enjoy the summer, and you can. . i also have four kids your age
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and they too went to enjoy the summer. we don't want to impose restrictions, no bands on parties or trips, but you need to talk to your parents and get vaccinated so you have a wonderful summer with no closures and no restrictions. reporter: israel has reimposed an indoor mask mandate and tighned controls at the main international airport. he is relieved that his teenage daughters are now protected. >> it was somewhat of a difficult decision because there are a lot of unknowns. but there are a lot of unknowns in parenting, what time should they go bed, what food should they eat? all i know is the vaccine works. israel had big problems is the pandemic and since everyone got vaccinated, thproblems have disappeared. reporter: further restriction may be imposed if the delta variant continueso spread.
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but for now, israelims to get most youngsters over 12 fully vaccinated before some of those doses expire later this month. brent: some other news stories making headlines around the world. rescuers found another three victims in the rubble of a collapsed condominium high-rise near miami. 27 people are confirmed dead. wrecking crews brought the remains of the unstable structure in a controlled explosion. more than 1000 afghan soldiers fled across the border into neighboring tajikistan, the biggest desertion in a single day. a taliban terror group had been making significant advances since international troops started pulling out last month. a maritime rescue charity says it witnessed libyan coast guard setting fire to boats used by migrant trying to cross the mediterranean to reach europe. charity sos mediterranee says
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the coast guard burned the boats after intercepting them last weekend. tonight more than 100 children have gone missing aft man attack a school in northwest nigeria. police say that gunmen shot wildly and overpowered security guards at a baptist high school. the missing children are thought to have been kidnapped. 1000 students have been abducted in nigeria since december. for more on this story, let's go to our west africa correspondent, fred janssens from lagos. what more do we know about this latest kidnapping? fred: this latest kidnapping, as you mentioned, they kidnapped more than 140 students at a protestant school, and they overpowered the police -- the police say they overpowered the
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security at this school and they went ahead and took more than 140 students in that school. before that, they also attacked a hospital in the same state of kaduna, where they kidnapped health workers and even some patients, including one infant. brent: we know that northern nigeria is seeing more and more of these attacks. this is the fourth mass school kidnapping in kaduna in the last seven months. why has this part of the country become such a dangerous place for schoolchildren? fred: in general, in the north, kidnappings are very common because it has become like a business. but what is special about kaduna state is the stance of the governor there who says he will not negotiate with bandits. now they are retaliating, saying
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that we are going to show you that actually we are capable and we will make sure that you come to the table so that we can negotiate. he says he cannot pay for ransom. they insisted they have kidnapped people. sometimes they actually killed or kidnapped people so they make a strong statement especially to this governor of kaduna state. brent: there is a school kidnapping in nigeria and we ask this every time, what is the government doing to stop this? fred: it looks like most of the northern part of nigeria, they have closed schools. most of schools are not operational anymore. that is one way of actually protecting students. now they don't have education. then, the government looks like it has run out of options to counter this insurgence, that
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bandits in the north. people are frustrated that the government is not able to protect the student or even farmers in the north. so to answer your question, it is difficult to know what the government is actually doing because this has been happening since december and continues to grow and a big number of students, women and children have been kidnapped and some of them are still in the forest. brent: we can only imagine what the children and their parents must be going through right now. fred, thank you. turkeys president erdogan is famously fond of mega building projects. his biggest and boldest yet is underway. the istanbul canal will run five kilometers parallel to the bosphorus straight, connecting the black sea to the mediterranean. it will provide a new route for oil tankers, in the government
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says that will boost revenue. but as julia hahn reports from istanbul, critics say the multibilli-dollar project is an environmental disaster in the making. reporter: these are the first scoops of dirt of a colossal project that could change istanbul's geography forever. a man-made waterway that will flow through new urban districts with new settlements for hundreds of thousands of people canal istanbul is the largest infrastructure project turkey has ever seen. it has long been a dream of president rep tayyip erdogan. >> today we are starting a new page in the's's history of turkey development -- in the history of turkey's development. we are adding a new step to the path of progress for our country and the strengthening of our nation. reporter: but the controversial project is pitting turkey
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president against istanbul's mayor. >> we are against it because it threatens istanbul completely. it's water, it's nature, it's security and earthquake safety. it threatens life in this city. reporter: according to polls, that is a view shared by a majority of the city chocolate residents. >> for my future, i say no. for my kids, i say no. for my grandchildren, i say no. >> i am against investing billions into such a project. >> if they insist on the canal, then we will insist on stopping them. reporter: why is that canal so unpopular and riders are the 11 to build it anyway? to understandhy the turkish government wants the canal, you have to look at what is already there, the bosphorus. it is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. more ships transit the bosphorus
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than the suez canal and panama canal combined, tool many, according to the turkish president. he says a second waterway is needed to prevent accidents like these. the 45-kilometer long canal has an official price tag of $15 billion. ships like these, the government argues, will no longer have to wait days to enter the bosphorus, and turkey will collect fees on them. but critics say president erdogan's dream is an environmental nightmare. that canal will cut through agricultural land and forests, often referred to as one of the few remaining green lands of istanbul. it threatens marine ecosystems and crucial water reservoirs. >> the canal will start from this lagoon and run through the dam, which is an important source of freshwater for istanbul. reporter:. reporter: the city is already struggling, opening new areas
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for real estate development, bringing new populations and destroying everything natural will make this city uninhabitable. the president, however, hopes to boost the construction sector, create thousands of jobs, and turn the gears of an ailing economy. the louder the opposing voices grow, it seems, the more determined he is to proceed. brent: julia hahn reporting from istanbul. here is another look at some global headlines. hungarian prime minister viktor orban has placed an advertisement attacking the european union in germany's biggest selling tablet. it accuses brussels of building an unauthorized superstate and says citizens must be safe from the dangerous challenge of migration. at newspapers refuse to carry the ad. and anti-lgbtq rally in the georgian capital of two billy see turned violent, with protesters beating up jourlists covering the event.
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protesters climbed into the pride headquarters. they tore down rainbow flags and ransacked the office. officials in azerbaijan say a massive gas fuel explosion was caused by what is known as a mod volcano -- a mud volcano. the explosion is still smoldering but authorities say there is no danger to infrastructure. one person has been killed and dozens injured at the next version in a plastics factory in bangkok. the area around the plant has been evacuated. chile's national assembly selected an indigenous woman to preside over the drafting of a new constitution. santiago university professor and activists alisa won and absolute majority in the second round of voting. she represents a group unrecognized by the current constitution from the era of dictator augusto pinochet.
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they are hoping a new text will afford them more cultural, and social rights. for more on that, i am joined by reporter benjamin alvarez, who is himself chile and. good to see you. why is chile getting a new constitution? reporter: the majority of chileans decided to scrap the constitution that dates back to the time of a military dictatorship. a referendum that happened after the massive social outbreak in 2019. many see the current constitution blocking progress in the country, so they hope this new constitution and new carta magna drafted by the assembly will also pave the way for the reforms needed in the country. brent: alisa loncon from the mapuche people has been selected to lead the constitution.
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what is the significance of this? reporter: she was elected by a vast majority. she is a mapuche woman and the rights of the indigenous population will play a role in the drafting of the constitution. she went there with a flag that you can see here in the background. she also important to note that there are 17 seats in the new assembly. brent: yet not everyone in chile is happy about her or this new constitution. reporter: right, there are some politicians from the right of the spectrum that are already calling to reject it. after this process, there will be another referendum asking chilean if they want to
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approves the referendum or not. so some of them are calling for it to be rejected. but the majority of the delegates are interdependent members of the indigenous population and some of them are left wing. not a lot of them are politicians. they are teachers and lawyers. so she has support. but the task is really important and it will not be an easy process. brent: chile is a divided country right now. how would you describe the political situation there right now? reporter: it is divided. yesterday they were singing the national anthem and there were clashes between protesters and police some of the assembly members went out to support them and called for the police to leave the area. there are also important things when it comes to human rights violations. there is still no justice for the victims of the human rights violations that were committed by security officers.
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so we have this process of drafting a new constitution, but there are also other things that will make it easier or harder for this assembly to get to work. brent: dw news benjamin alvarez, thank you. benjamin: thank you. brent: sports news now. in wimbledon, angelique kerber admitted to the quarterfinals with a straight sets when, the only former wimbledon winner left in the singles category. her opponent, coco gauff, is ranked five spots ahead of her. she will face covered in the next. in the men's singles, roger federer became the oldest player to reach the wimbledon quarterfinals in the modern era. he will be 40 in just under five weeks. he eased past the italian player in straight sets to make the last eight at wimbledon for the 18th time. he was the final player for the men to feature on manic monday.
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now the story of one determined youngster intent on not letting map time interfere with playtime. this young elephant is part of a world heard migrating hundreds of kilometers -- wild herd never getting through china. he could not let others get some shshut eye. eventually he appeared to give up and crawled up for a nap of his own. he will learn. you are watching dw news. a reminder of the top stories we are following for you. british prime minister boris johnson has set out a roadmap for england to emerge from the last covid-19 restrictions. rules mandating face masks and social distancing will be lifted, and people will no. on june 19 -- july 19. scientists are warning that the
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euro championships could speed up a rise in coronavirus cases this summer. two thirds of europeans remain unvaccinated. you are watching dw news. i'm brent goff. after a short break, i will be back to take you through "the day." tonight, burning rainbow flags in georgia, and the latest attempt to explain the ufos. we will be right back. ♪ are you serious oóoóoóoóoóoów■w■w■w■w■w■wc
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♪ >> welcome to live from paris. news and analysis from "france 24." it's now or n ever since boris johnson as he announces restrictions will be lifted on july 19. he warns of 50,000 new cases. personal judgment is needed, he says. a another school raided by armed gangs in the northwest in nigeria. 140 students are missing. anxious parents awaiting news. the taliban say they are the inevitable leaders of afghanistan, as


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