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"Not injured during the incident and was taken into custody He's believed to be an Asian male adult in his 60s We don't believe he lives in this area investigators are working to determine his city of residence and whether he has any connection to this church or to the congregation At this time we do not know what the suspect's motive may be or whether he had a target or whether this is even a hate related incident Queen Elizabeth has attended the final night of an equestrian event staged to celebrate her 70 years on the throne The 96 year old was given a standing ovation on arrival at the royal Windsor horse show where she was joined by celebrities The horse show is the beginning of celebrations to mark the platinum jubilee of the queen who has rarely been seen in public recently BBC News You're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service with me Alex ritson When president Putin launched Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February his message to the west's most powerful military alliance was clear don't even think about moving further east We'll soon have a new Military alliance was clear don't even think about moving further east again but now less than three months later NATO will soon have a new land border with Russia Finland is to become future Russian invasion as our security correspondent Frank Gardner explains I mean it was pre planned before the Ukrainian invasion and certainly before.

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"alex ritson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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12:34 min | 2 years ago

"alex ritson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Think he would have been to attend to a calls that's within hi fi or that's where and Jerusalem and being listing in with the distant ID I'm not allowed to go to these places like physically like normally to train with them but now with this and then if we were able to train together online like the concepts and ida and the food growing and delivery programs across the region these nationwide classes are a chance for Palestinians to help each other through hardship to survive in solidarity that report by Peter Goffin you're listening to the news room from the BBC world service no Debbie has the headlines promote Chrissy protest is in Hong Kong have gathered to denounce China's plans to impose a new security law on the territory Muslims are marking the festival of Ede officer that many face severe restrictions due to the corona virus pandemic and Venezuela has thanked the government of Iran as the first of five Iranian oil tankers entered its territorial waters carrying more than a million barrels of fuel yes the vessels being escorted by the Venezuelan military to one of its ports the massive shipment of ready to use petrol which is an extreme short supply in Venezuela is being welcomed by cut off because but causing displeasure in Washington as it's all happening in defiance of the trump administration sanctions targeting both Iran and Venezuela but why if Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world is so much petrol needed I spoke to Luis Fajardo of BBC monitoring Latin America desk the Iranian tankers carry around one point five million bottles of petrol of refined fuel believed to be enough to supply the country for a few weeks is seen as an extremely important thing in political terms and in economic terms for the Venezuelan government because in the last days in the last weeks they have been facing very serious shortages of gasoline of petrol in the country people standing in queues for hours this was a country that until very recently basically it had the cheapest petrol in the world worth only a few cents per gallon and now they're facing major major shortages the other problem they have is that they are not allowed to purchase it from and many sources because of US sanctions so a great deal of expectation around this how is the glass model the president selling this to the Venezuelan public the idea the Venezuela has reached the point where it needs to import emergency supplies of petrol or gasoline because they can't refine their own the Venezuelan president has continuously blamed western powers specifically the US for what he calls an economic war against his country he claims that it is U. S. sanctions on US hostility that has brought Venezuela to this situation of course his opponents would say that it also has a lot to do with mismanagement with the fact that Venezuelan refineries which were very substantial are operating at a very low level because of lack of adequate maintenance Kristen my little has presented this true confrontation of an embattled nation facing the U. S. and of course presenting Iran as the country is demonstrating a lot of solidarity and friendship the house dog get us yes he don has been that's frequently seen in Venezuela's social media nowadays and it also present my little has been threatening action if the U. S. tried to stop this Iranian fuel delivery reaching penicillin calls in the last couple of days they were military exercises eating that test launching of Russian made surface to air missiles the opposition on the other hand the lead by one way to go has been even accusing the Venezuelan government of trying almost to create the military yes and the words he said were something around the lines of creating a fake Cuban Missile Crisis and the fact is this doesn't just involve in as well it involves another of Washington's adversaries Iran so how much concern is there in Washington about this again Iran has also threatened we it's it's taking actions if the U. S. tried in any sense to block this delivery of fuel the head of the U. S. southern command the military unit which oversees the area admiral Craig Sellars said he was following the runs shipment to Venezuela with concern but they have not announced any type of action so a great deal of political interest of political tension around this flotilla of ships arriving two minutes within the next few hours so hard of BBC monitoring this Sunday morning New York times subscribers are waking up to a very different edition of the newspaper the entire front page in stark black and white has been dead to cater to the close to one hundred thousand people who so far died in the U. S. of the coronavirus featuring the names and ages of many of them the paper describes the death as an incalculable loss and says they were more than just names on a list the terrible loss of a loved one to covert nineteen is something that's been felt by countless others around the world like our colleague Alex Ritson he explains how the coronavirus became much more than just a news story that he was covering at the start of this crisis one of our interviewees said each of us remember the first time a friend got coronavirus and the first time a friend died for me that second moment came on Thursday D. was my age he was reasonably fit he and his partner pool came on holiday with us did the best dinner parties and defend the thing had become an even bigger part of our lives when we had a baby last year they were never able to have children a month ago we talked on the phone about the difficulty of getting baby milk the league panic buying in our local supermarkets he'd see now preferred brand in a shop near that house and drove an hour across London to leave two packets on our doorstep with cold across the street to him to at least stay for a socially distanced Cup of tea have you noted the news he shouted back he was French and used to harm up his accent because he knew it made me laugh I am not allowed because of Z. coronavirus that was the last time we saw him it must have been about that time that is part of the pool a new Zealand's nurse in a London hospital had been temporarily redeployed to frontline work on a cave at nineteen ward during the crisis was facing a situation that would change the rest of their lives who was trying to stop an elderly patient without sinus disease and coronavirus from fighting his way out of the hospital the patient had woken up in an unfamiliar place that must've looked terrifying full of beeping machines and nurses in gallons and rubber gloves and tried to make a dash for it when reasoning failed pool who tells me he's not being provided with a face mosque had to physically restrain the patient who was spitting at him I'm trying to fight him to stop him from leaving the ward he succeeded but a few days later started to feel ill with the symptoms we will not know about it was a few days after that that he started to feel ill when geese condition got so bad that he was struggling to get out of bed to go to the toilet it became clear he would have to go to hospital pool took him but even as these partner wasn't allowed inside a week later he was unconscious and on a ventilator I hadn't realized how poor the olds were for those people who get to ventilated stage from the way they've been talked about in some news coverage you could be forgiven for thinking they were pretty good live page the notes as he lay prone on his hospital bed hi I was reading statistics from hospitals around the world which indicated the survival rate is as low as twelve percent you're ready put on a ventilator because otherwise you would almost certainly die pool updated as regularly for the next two weeks D. was stable no news was good news but on Thursday afternoon for the first time I felt a strange urge to ring the hospital myself when I got through I sensed trouble because they stuck rigidly to procedure in the information they didn't give and I could hear something in the tone of her voice we were in bed when the call came through from pool he wasn't with Keith when he dies and in fact hasn't been allowed to see him since the day when he dropped him off instead he just found out that he was a widower firefighting tool my colleague Alex Ritson on the loss of his friend D. let's have some sports news now and there are tentative plans to start having fans back other major sporting event and the borewells here when we're talking about the French Open the second grand slam tennis event of the year which should have been starting today in Paris but it's been delayed because of the corona virus pandemic now the tournament director says there are grounds optimism that the chappy ships can go ahead in the autumn D. for Shea also doesn't sound that this visit is designed to playing the events behind closed doors well the BBC's tennis correspondent Russell fuller has been following the story the Roland Garros main draw was due to begin in Paris today and even though no large sporting events can be played in France until September for J. says he's hoping to welcome as many people as possible he told French radio station Europe one that things are moving in the right direction and there is cause for both optimism and ambition to reschedule start date of September the twentieth has been announced by the French federation but that is likely to move back by a week or even two when the tolls reveal that provisional shuttle for the awesome someone who is a glass half full sort of a person is the protection of a one don Evans he says that the US open states behind closed doors and Stephanie okay late August could be one of the most iconic events in the sport to look back on in years to come I'm sure many of those who had tickets are planned to have been there would disagree but I am happy I guess but there's also some good news for fans of Spanish football what's the situation there one is a thrilling at top flight title race Barcelona leading that arch rivals around the tree by a couple of points in the title race all came to a stop of course in March three still eleven sets of matches to play now the Liga president Javier Tebas said that they're very pleased with the decision of the Spanish government to give the go ahead to resume the season it set to resume in Spain around the tenth or twelfth of June the second weekend of action since the restart to job unease Bundist lake SO no change at the top by Munich still four points ahead of Percy Dortmund both wedding that games and the English premier league site just a couple of positive tests from a further nine hundred and ninety six corona virus test on place and type stuff the the prime really getting cleaned they say that they remain on course for matches to start replayed sometime in June and basketball's NBA might soon also have a date to start playing again what is the date latest developments there well they're looking towards the magic of Disney to make it happen the NBA have confirmed that talks are underway with the Disney corporation about her late July started that worldwide sports complex in Florida it could be the competition just resuming as normal all they could go to a smaller sixteen top playoff competition and the ball well thank you Russia is among the countries with the most recorded coronavirus cases in the world although the number of reported deaths is extremely low officials in Moscow put that down to early detection and treatment but many believe the eventual toll is likely to be significantly higher even the Russian government admits that the crisis is far from over but it has begun easing lockdown restrictions our Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg tells us how he's been coping over the past few weeks what can you do when the world turns upside down when you locked down for weeks on end.

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"alex ritson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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03:20 min | 2 years ago

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"G. M. T. welcome to the news from the BBC world service I'm Alex Ritson Donald Trump says the United States will leave the World Health Organization unless they're a big changes within thirty days they're a puppet of China they're a China centric to put it nicer but their puppet of China meanwhile the U. S. president announces he's taking an unproven and potentially dangerous drug to ward off code nineteen I happen to be taken Constructicons hydroxy directly right now yeah when evidence the new corona virus may cause of psychiatric problems for survivors India braces itself for the bay of Bengal's first super cyclone in two decades and coronavirus drama thou wouldst feed rates without ambition but without the students tended to London's Globe Theatre where William Shakespeare performed his plays faces bankruptcy this is the B. B. C. BBC news hello this is Jerry Smit Beijing has reacted angrily after president trump threaten to pull U. S. out of the World Health Organization accusing it of mishandling the corona virus pandemic and being a puppet of China the Chinese foreign ministry said the U. S. was trying to shift the blame of its own incompetent response in a letter released on Monday Mr trump gave the W. H. O. thirty days to make what he called substantive improvements or else he would reconsider U. S. membership and make his current suspension of funding permanent log correspondent in Geneva is imagine folks will W. H. O. do what one particular head of state months that would be unprecedented and I think the U. N. as a whole would say we can't do that we are actually a hundred ninety four member states we decide sings together on a multilateral basis so I think we won't get a response from the W. H. O. today they will say we're carrying on fighting this pandemic and we will have the inquire we promised and the US is perfectly welcome to participate president trump has said he's taking the antimalarial drug hydroxy current queen against the current of ours despite U. S. health authorities warning of dangerous side effects Mr trump hoops tested negative said he'd been taking the drug as a preventative measure last month the food and drug administration warns hydroxy car couldn't could cause heart problems in corona virus patients there's been criticism of Mr trump's comments including on fox news a US channel normally supportive of the president's its host Neil Cavuto warns the public not to follow Mr trump if you are in a risky population here and you were taking this as a preventative treatment and to ward off the virus or in a worst case in our you're dealing with the virus and you are in this vulnerable population it will kill you I cannot stress enough this will kill you Australia has expressed deep disappointment to China's decision to impose crippling eighty percent tariffs on imported Australian barley Australia's agriculture minister is David Littleproud China's decision to impose a tariff on our body produces.

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13:09 min | 2 years ago

"alex ritson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The BBC world service with me Alex Ritson how much faster it might the global coronavirus crisis be solved and how many lives might be saved if world leaders truly decided to cooperate with each other that prospect isn't close at present according to the head of the United Nations the United States is withdrawing its funding from the World Health Organization and an appeal to rich nations for two billion dollars to protect the world's most vulnerable populations from the pandemic is in the hall fund it U. N. secretary general Antonio Guterres told a New York correspondent Nick Bryant there is a disconnect between the ship and now shocked obviously yes I mean it's dramatic to see so many people dying and it's dramatic to see these devastating impact on economies and societies special the most vulnerable people but not surprised because unfortunately what is true is that the world was not able to come together and to face coffee nineteen in thank articulated coordinated way each country went with its own policy the different countries with different perspectives and different strategies and these as a lot of the vitals to spread could you blame for that are you talking about the great power rivalry between the United States and China this propaganda war that has erupted since code of it nine thing became a pandemic I think that that is a this functionality in today's world I sink with the ship and follow up I'm not associate it there are examples of leadership there are of course followers what we have not yet been able was to combine in the world I wouldn't leave the ship in a way that's good move the whole of the international community to solve all the domestic problems and to do it effectively there have been criticisms of the World Health Organization for failing to sound the alarm early enough if you've been satisfied with the performance of the W. right show it's it's a remarkable organization and that organization that's in my opinion is absolutely crucial at the present moment that needs to be supported now it is also true that's a win all these ends in my opinion we need to look seriously as international community in all this pandemic emerged how it's spread so quickly and all the different factors that would involve the behave to in order to learn our lessons and to be able in the future not to have the same mistakes do you think the trump administration was wrong to suspend that funding of the WHL I believe that's it's essential to keep as maximum as possible resources within a show because it's impossible to replace it in providing support special to the Philippine countries and today my main concern is in the developing world the developing world is not equipped sufficiently to response from the medical point of view the developing world as a enormous vulnerabilities in their economies in their societies we are as strong as the weakest of all L. systems and SO two vitally support to the developing world at the present moment he's not a method of generosity is a matter of in life itself insists the U. N. secretary general Antonio Guterres around the world an international race is on to find a vaccine for cave it nineteen more than ninety vaccines are being developed universities companies and governments are all involved now a senior at U. S. intelligence officials have foreign spy agencies are carrying out reconnaissance of research into vaccines eight director of national counts the intelligence and security center bill Avenue now told the BBC that medical research organizations have been warned of the risk joining the newsroom is our security correspondent Gordon Carrera who did that interview Gordon what else did Mr Evan NSA yes he talked about the risk to US medical research from foreign spy agencies seeking details on research and particularly a vaccine he said that his organization which basically advises the U. S. government businesses academia and others had been offering protective advice and talking to them to try and increase their defenses and essentially said that some in today's world there's nothing more valuable worth stealing than any kind of medical pot research that's going to help with the vaccine and in that sense he said it should be no surprise that foreign spies were often I think the sense being that whoever gets there first may have an advantage in being able to use that back scene as well and so pretty it is an element of national advantage in the kind of things that spy agencies often get themselves involved with and understand British intelligence sources have told me they've seen similar activity that's right sources here said that they have seen some activity in terms of reconnaissance of clearly people are interested in this kind of research I mean by medical researchers long being something that actually intelligence agencies have targeted but clearly that will be heightened at the moment the Canadian security service for cyber intelligence is also warned that it about intellectual property theft and and so clearly this is a concern that spy agencies are out there looking for it and those whose job it is to defend against them are trying to increase those defenses to prevent that kind of research being stolen an extraordinary story Gordon in a White House briefing on Thursday president trump stepped up his accusations against China but he's at odds with his own intelligence officials seemingly yes it was remarkable because earlier in the day the US intelligence community put out quite carefully worded statements basically saying it was looking at the origins of the virus it saw nothing to suggest that the virus had was man that may eat weather had been this theory that perhaps it was some kind of volley away from which it escaped they were clearly question that but saying in a careful way they were looking at all possible theories including the idea that it could have escaped from a lab which was working on a a naturally occurring virus that something which some of president trump's allies have been pushing quite hard and then later in the day were present trump was almost about it he seemed to suggest that he'd seen intelligence backing up the theory but then wouldn't say what it was I'm not certainly been met with some cool shouldn't in the United States and elsewhere because I think there is this understanding that president trump is pushing quite hard on China he wants to places much blame if you count on China and so it may well be pushing that theory and U. S. spies clearly I'm at least publicly have been very cautious about going on with any coming down that theory of me saying it is one of a number of calls that are open to investigation go to the top of the program we have the head of the U. N. saying it would just be nice if people worked with each other it's not too much to ask is it in a situation like that and I think we should say that four police talk about spies and complete there are there is a lot of international recesses international research government and agencies look like the W. H. I. but it will say countries academic groups businesses all collaborating and working together in many cases across board is to develop things like faxing them to share information so they raise their free some of that going on but certainly particularly between the U. S. and China there is this tension which was there anyway but before the crisis but which has been accelerating accentuated by the coronavirus crisis between the two countries as a as they really kind of shop in some of their attacks on each other thank you golden Carrera security correspondent will go to China very shortly but first one of the major tasks for governments is how to manage what's being called the new normal suppressing coronavirus but getting life as close to normal as possible many countries agree that relaxing restrictions all thinking about how and when to do that the U. N.'s special envoy on cave at nineteen photo David Navarro it's been speaking to the BBC's Michelle Hussein yes the period ahead is going to be tricky for everybody but there's another thing going on which is what all coming to terms with what it means to live with this virus is a constant threat I need step learning and sense making that each one of us is doing that's a key thing that's happening so we're going to be in a society in the coming weeks and months where we're at this virus is still going to be with us to make an app to learn ways of shifting behaviors so that we can reduce transmission when it occurs we can protect those are most vulnerable and we can make sure health services are able to continue operating and this is a massive learning exercise happening across the world we are not working with the finest of wheat we've had the full and book matters now is everybody the world actually sharing and learning from each other so that we build up the best possible way of living the district for the foreseeable future and what would you do about schools and the reopening of schools I just wonder really whether you think it is something that could be done earlier or later in the process where it sits on that spectrum part of the problem is that there's still not a clear understanding of the role let young children play in the spring to the bars and that's what's so difficult there aren't many things still not fully understood so we're going to be learning while doing I mean that's why it's essential that people in different countries the health professionals working together and exchanging what they're seeing in finding and treating this is the seriousness it deserves as a global issue the U. N.'s especial envoy on cave eight nineteen Dr David are you listening to the news on the BBC world service David has the headlines the United Nations secretary general says he's disappointed that the world has not come together to fight the corona virus pandemic a senior US intelligence official has said that foreign spy agencies are carrying out reconnaissance to steal research into a coronavirus vaccine and South Africa is easing its lockdown but an overnight curfew is being imposed on most soldiers will be on the streets we are already well aware that millions of people are in danger of losing their jobs because of the corona virus pandemic now the international labor organization has thrown a spotlight on the billions of people working in the informal economy it says Hoff the world's workers could be put out of work the population reporter Stephanie Hagerty has been speaking to people working in the informal sector is in Mexico to Bangladesh and Nigeria you can see there's nothing left in the kitchen I told there's nothing too major home don't overshare Judah lives in lake where he drove a number using a car he rented from its owner this is but when the lockdown started business try to raise a sense now he's relying on friends like Mrs a daisy just what I can to me two days ago nice to finally prove has no money no food one two for him and his family I didn't realize this is what qualifies as a social safety net in a city like Lagos and in cities like this all over the world many of the two billion people working in the informal economy has been hit hard by the locked hello Shannon says the government has promised money but they've seen nothing yet thank you so free once you get to know a lot of times led to protests in southern Africa people and stamping for food parcels in Kenya and India but if left people dead this week the international labor organization said that one point six billion of these workers could lose their livelihoods because of this pandemic and it was K. state is better Gonzalez Leon could be one of them needed though then okay I'm not yeah now that the inner has Mexico City she's looking through your fridge everything in it came from the food bank she and her daughter were let go from their jobs as domestic cleaners last month with no pay most of us I mean we know how to work we know how to add anything but right now when they go hello this figures secondly is one of the lead authors of the international labour organisation's report he was shocked by his own findings this is government help for informal workers isn't.

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"alex ritson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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03:52 min | 2 years ago

"alex ritson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Forecast a wash out on Friday with a high of sixty four degrees thunderstorms possible in the afternoon skies clear up on Saturday mostly sunny that day with temperatures in the upper sixties partly cloudy and sixty six degrees on Sunday this is WNYC FM H. and M. New York as a jazz G. M. T. welcome to the news from the BBC world service I'm Alex Ritson exasperation from the head of the United Nations at the lack of coronavirus cooperation between world leaders each country went with its own policy different countries with different perspectives different strategies and these does allow the vitals to spread one of America's top spies accuses other countries of trying to steal research into a kind of ID nineteen vaccine the disease dampens May Day celebrations in China this one in eight people will face extreme poverty because of the pandemic unless we take action right away there is a very high risk for these workers is about the life or death and the legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen has died but not from correct this is the B. B. C. hello I'm David hopper with the BBC news the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres says he's disappointed by the lack of international cooperation in fighting the corona virus pandemic Mr Guterres also criticized the world's strongest nations make Bryant reports from New York in the interview with the BBC Antonio Guterres spoke of his disappointment that the will did not come together in a coordinated way to confront this planetree pandemic on that individual nations pursue their own strategy is a lack of collective action which helps the virus spread in comments that appeared to be directed at the trump administration of Beijing he also bemoaned the failure of the world's strongest nations to combine what he called power and leadership that had created much of the dysfunction of fragility as he put it in today's world a senior US intelligence official has said that foreign spy agencies are carrying out reconnaissance to steal research into a coronavirus vaccine is our security correspondent Gordon Carreiro an international race is on to find a vaccine for the corona virus and among those at work our spy agencies according to bill ever Nina whose job is to warn the U. S. government and companies about foreign intelligence threats he told the BBC that that had been online reconnaissance and surveillance of research and development in the US and around the world he would not say if any data had been stolen but said that had been worked to ensure the government and industry protected the data as best they could including from China South Africa is easing some of H. coronavirus restrictions from today some businesses will be allowed to re open restaurants can deliver food and families will be allowed to leave home to exercise but the government will deploy more troops on the streets and imposed an overnight curfew the sale of alcohol will remain banned just over a hundred people are confirmed to have died from Kobe nineteen in South Africa but the lock down has had a devastating effect on the economy China where the corona virus first emerged is beginning a national holiday weekends during which the authorities are expecting people to make millions of journeys following the lifting of travel restrictions some major travel destinations including Beijing's forbidden city will reopen to the public for the first time in months but only a relatively small number of people will be allowed to purchase entrance tickets to stop large crowds.

"alex ritson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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07:22 min | 2 years ago

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"News room from the BBC world service with me Alex Ritson it's a national holiday in South Korea to celebrate Buddha's birthday despite reporting note new cases of locally transmitted coronavirus the health authorities are urging people to remain cautious in the fourth U. infections have been recorded all from imported cases taking the national tally to ten thousand seven hundred and sixty five two hundred and forty seven people have died we're joined by Judy using the from the B. B. C.'s career in service Judy this is very good news for South Korea it looks as though the outbreak has been brought under control without major disruption yeah this is the first time since February eighteenth that note locally infected cases have occurred this really fills like a milestone especially as a reporter who has been following the battle against Cornell buyers here in South Korea and what measures remain in place well social distancing is still in place and people are wearing masks in public it's a very yeah then it seen here in South Korea whether you're taking the subway whether you're out in the park everyone is still wearing masks you know hand sanitizer warrant culturally common in South Korea before corona virus but there to be seen everywhere these days including restaurants public space scenes space isn't even on the street they have like install a hand sanitizer stations where people can just stop by and practice good hygiene and is it fair to say that the reason for the success has been the strategy of test test test I think testing but also true racing was the key component of South Korea as battle against corona virus it wasn't that anyone who wants to get a test could get the test but people who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or people who have been into an affected area were traced and they're asked to be tested despite the fact that they weren't showing any symptoms and this strategy has shown that was effective when it comes to battling against corona virus any other tips that you think are key measures that the rest of the world should bear in mind as they develop their own strategies so South Korea today have seen zero cases when it comes to a local lead transmitted infection but the government is still saying to be cautious to people we're going to have a very long holiday this weekend and I was just before I went out for a walk today and there were evident needs so many more people out today still wearing mask but it was a different scene but we are still reminding each other that it is very important to be aware because otherwise we have the vaccine that dot the battle continues this is just a small victory so it is great that we can go outside and enjoy the spring warm weather but I think it's a collective effort that we have to be reminded that we are still in a war record the virus even though we've seen a deer case today so I know it's a very long battle for the world but it is important to be reminded even like today when we see those case Judy thank you Judy you from the B. B. C.'s Korean service while South Korea and other countries affected by current of are assisting signs of recovery for others the pandemic is just beginning to hit Yemen has recorded its first two deaths at a hospital in Asian Arab affairs and assess the Boston aasha joins us Sebasti N. what more do we know about the extent of the outbreak in Yemen what officially it's it's it's it's incredibly small at the moment an inmate in the city you just mention what what the two deaths have happened that was on on Wednesday a very small clustered around five or six people was reported before but they've been only one other case officially confirmed and that person had been reported as having as having got busted but I mean as as as you know the cause blisters on Yemen is a country that is very divided it's broken by the wall that's been going on for five years it is very difficult to detect what's going on really as far as coronavirus is concerned there's also many other diseases that have been around that have been prevalent in the country which exhibit similar symptoms so on the U. N. and other health organizations are warning that the fact that it's not our kids and it's appeared very late Yemen's when the very very last countries in the world to record any cases suggested it may already be more deeply entrenched in the country then we have to note the moments and the testing which we have basically just hearing their in South Korea because there's there's no way that that level of testing is possible in Yemen because the health care system in Yemen is already in taxes because of the war absolutely I will I mean because of the war but remember will serve again and was the poorest country in the Arab world already it is construed years of instability well I mean it never really hadn't faced instability for the past two or three decades so the war destroyed fifty percent of the health and infrastructure as it was already you know not the kind of health and structure the top most countries woods wish for in this kind of situation and the divisions continue in the war continues despite the unilateral ceasefire by the Saudi led coalition that should be more fighting in the past few weeks than we've had for for a long time Weston thank you Sebastian usher Arafat as editor around the world there's growing evidence coronavirus lockdowns have led to higher levels of domestic and sexual abuse the United Nations has warned of a shattered pandemic with rising reports of physical and verbal abuse in homes and in Nigeria it says around twenty three percent of women have been victims of physical or sexual violence by their husbands chichi is indeed has been trying to get out more some parts of her report or upsetting sister I don't have any words with calling this woman the media I have just myself from my church she's forty four and has been married to pizza for over twenty years and has four children but throughout he's been fine and he will use when it comes to life the teen he will use it to local network you use my tips to flog me either he will shift the key here I'm keeping the media is just one of a number of people being abused in their own homes across Nigeria and those also keep the help has increased especially because of the lockdown effective training so it's nice to know for the day you have been established you can.

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"Sixties showers continue on Friday two inches of rain could fall that day also expect windy conditions with gusts of up to forty five miles an hour this is WNYC FM HD and I am your I was G. M. T. welcome to the newsroom from the BBC world service I'm Alex Ritson a coronavirus milestone in South Korea news new local infections in the entire country war torn Yemen officially records its first two coronavirus deaths president trump says he will introduce America's national code of it nineteen social distancing guidelines it's not going to come back or anything near what we went through in Nigeria you will usually comes like a nice talk to you he will use it local medical you use my tips to flog me either he will shift in the key here I'm keeping campaign is one of a lockdown upsurge in domestic and sexual violence and she turned herself into a giant antibody and kind of like the incredible hulk she was rampaging around the world killing all of the virus that she could find one of six thousand great of our streams this is the B. B. C. BBC news hello this is Jerry Smit France has experienced its biggest economic contraction since the second World War in the first three months of this year reflecting the impact to the coronavirus on break on the country gross domestic product contracted by five point eight percent the biggest drop since closely GDP evaluation began in nineteen forty nine economics correspondent hunter Walker reports the dramatic decline in the French economy reflects the health crises in the shut down of what the statistics agency called non essential activities we shop pulls in consumer spending and investment.

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"Everyone must stand at least a meter of water acrophobia B. B. C. six world is watching it's really closely to see whether we'll see it's doing succeeds in killing this deadly virus B. B. C. C. maka tatcha without support from Rep Munising to Newsday from the BBC world service with Alan kasoo Jr and Alex Ritson in London the main news the south of France Britain and Germany are introducing new measures to slow the spread of coronaviruses Europe moves closer to a total lockdown and governments around the world a pledging hundreds of billions of dollars to shore up economies hit by the pandemic let's get the sports headlines now which opossums thank you Alex the international Lincoln Olympic committee is in discussions with national federations to discuss the nation's coronavirus to but the development on the impact on the twenty twenty Tokyo games the main focus of the meeting is to discuss disruption to qualifying events for the games and the sun newspaper poll published on Tuesday showed sixty three percent of people across Japan said the games should be postponed lives talks come a day after the European boxing qualifying competition in London was suspended well they're not before some boxes had qualified for Tokyo twenty twenty European football's governing body will host a video conference with major stakeholders later to work out how to address the impact of the corona virus on its competitions the president of the Italian football federation has proposed that year twenty twenty which is due to start on June the twelfth be pushed back to allow time for league fixtures to be completed a mini tournament to decide the champions league and Europa league will be one option put forward to ease fixture congestion and one of the world's most famous horse races the Grand National to take place at Aintree on April the fourth has been canceled jockey club said it was no longer appropriate to stage the event after the British government advised against mass gatherings job also think you twenty five minutes away from a full bulletin by Jos to with us if you can lots of sports on a website BBC news dot com in the meantime though Underwood is in Hong Kong with the latest business news Wall Street outside its worst day since black Monday crash of nineteen eighty seven this huge is how much did shows drop in price will the Dow Jones industrial average which measures the sort of the the biggest and the best of American most American companies that fell by twelve point nine percent the only day it was worse was you saying back in nineteen eighty seven black Monday crash when shares fell by twenty two percent which was pretty extraordinary but when you consider twelve point nine percent we've had so many days of you know ten percent six percent full and so on it doesn't look like things are going to bottom out anytime soon as she is she is only for a couple more percent then all of the gains made during president trump's presidency will be wiped out I think it was anything like a the Dow Jones industrial average anything about nineteen thousand eight hundred or something when he was inaugurated the worry seems to be that although central banks are trying very hard to do what they can to try to make life easier for business and the economy by cutting interest rates and pumping liquidity and so on the worry is that they just couldn't they have or they're about to run out of money at front financial ammunition mmhm and also oil plunged in by a third week when the soldier registered at a price of crude fell even fog overnight is alright yeah go down looking at the West Texas intermediate oil I mean there's really one price of oil it will from different parts of the world costs different amounts then you have to factor in production delays and delivery and and what have you but so one of the main benchmarks WTI West Texas intermediate crude got down to twenty eight dollars and sixty four cents overnight he has bounced back since then but was still below is still only at twenty nine dollars and ninety cents hello it's it's not a perfect comparison if you just look at things the cost of producing oil say Nigeria talking about if you doing offshore oil it costs about thirty dollars a barrel to produce on shores lot cheaper fifteen dollars but in some countries is just basically not gonna be work soon Stockley was producing any oil tools but it's cheaper to leave it in the ground Underwood's thank you very much all pressing is Joyce DiDonato and peel trackbacks Allah would you to stop at the Mets all premised nets worth the new copper house decided to shut down because of the corona virus outbreak this didn't deter the singers who decided the show must go on so they sang from the living room of choice D. tomatoes New York City apartment the performance was live streamed how we can hear a little bit now the thing is that accompanied by Mets assistant conductor Howard Watkins at the piano and principal hop Emmanuel say Saul and little yeah.

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"BBC world service with Alex Ritson with me now and for the rest of the program on my two guests Christina lamb chief foreign correspondent for the Sunday times newspaper and Christos Chris to president of the MSF medicine some from Seattle doctors without borders the international humanitarian non governmental organization Christine it you've just returned from a trip to south Sudan what's the situation now yes I was that last week saying since it world's newest country but sadly being in in the midst of a very violent civil war since for the last well my seven years and they've had various attempts at peace agreements and ceasefire as and each time they failed but they he had another peace agreement two weeks ago the they ask people hoping that this time it will be different why th I think because people are so fed up with his the fighting it seems so many people displaced so many people killed it's to say who's seen a huge amount of great as of women by base sites by the government soldiers and see the rebel soldiers and actually one of three different things in this peace agreement was set up till now they've always denied that is happening despite a huge amount of reports thought this time there's a whole chapter in the peace agreement way about sexual violence and how they need to do something about say I'm afraid we'll miss nobody I spoke to thought that anything would actually happen as a result of that that at least that is the knowledge mint which is I guess the first step that's one of the problems that we keep seeing and when was it people just sideline issue did you see any cause for hope in your trip it did feel I mean I I have been there before and it did feel this time that that people would just say help with this situation that that may be that a small chance that it will work could you foresee seen some of the exiled politicians come back for example John Garang the founder of south Sudan's what we do madam Rebekah is come back to be a vice president so that is sort of more bye bye and if you like from different political forces that it is difficult to be the optimistic given the failure of previous attempts Christmas Eve just returned from a trip to the Nigerian border state what took you there well looking back to our history Jeff from the world in nineteen sixty seven seventies was one of the founding advent of the smouldering fermenting in a movement like MSF a but it was not just the stuff before they're of course I wanted to get more familiar with these conflicts of the goddess and Thompson the boldness they then Maiduguri the capital city of been also to put cuts this is situation going on for long and low what I saw there were people being dropped from several years completely dependent on humanitarian aid to not be able to move out and for us and was also very challenging to see that we can treats those that they're outside these guys sometimes and the commode reach us so I'm I'm trying to find ways to access this population and convenience both sides of the for a medical organization it is out of question that we come B. the letter of the needs are which is not easy as I explained before we have counterterrorism loans that sometimes supersedes the international commended him to win the conventions that we have all agreed to leave for so many years ago and again when we have to to to prove and we have to gain the trust of the people let's remind you of our top story the world health organisation has warned that any spread of crying of ours to the Gaza Strip would need urgent global intervention there have been no confirmed cases that so far the health system is already under significant pressure and more than two million people live in densely populated conditions from Jerusalem is a Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman ten year old Mansur is having kidney.

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"Is weekend from the BBC world service with me Alex Ritson will start in the United States well health authorities as saying they are woefully unprepared for the inevitable spread of the disease into that community is but on Friday president trump declared a national emergency and pledged fifty billion dollars in aid to stop the spread of the coronavirus no resources that could be spent to protect Americans Mr trump said an extra Hoff million tests would be available next week and five million within a month ten days ago I brought together the CEOs of commercial labs at the White House and directed them to immediately begin working on a solution to dramatically increase the availability of tests as a result of that action today we're announcing a new partnership with private sector to vastly increase and accelerate our capacity to test for the coronavirus presidents trump say what exactly does this package proposed question I put to the B. B. C.'s David Willis in Los Angeles what declaring a national emergency Alex and what the president has done is to free up up to fifty billion dollars in federal government funding to combat the corona virus this is a man who just a few weeks ago of course was playing down the pandemic and branding concerns about the coronavirus a hoax well he's now approve billions of dollars in government funds to help fight is as he put it himself he's unleashing the full power of the federal government to fight this outbreak and it also gives a certain government agencies healthcare providers here greater flexibility if you like to bypass red tape to put health policies in place quickly all of this marking as I mentioned a dramatic shift in tone from his earlier contention that the virus was basically fake news for a long time here the Democrats seem to think that they had was completely opposite ways of dealing with this half they reached some sort of consensus here is they have Nancy Pelosi and the house speaker announced this evening that congressional Democrats and the White House have reached agreement on a series of financial measures including paid sick leave for workers affected by the crisis widespread free testing and treatment and a boost for food programs for children families and seniors who've been affected by this but such is the partisan nature of politics here Alex even in times like these that both sides have claimed credit for the legislation the measures being put in place to help people be able to stay at home take time off but it's hard to see how that's going to solve problems for people who maybe don't have a contract people in the gig economy will clients and there was a lot of concern from those sort of people that they could be laid off for quite some time concerns that explain in Ponte said the recent plummeting as stock markets around the world there's a very real fear this whole thing could push the world closer to an economic recession president trump also mentions that he expects there to be many more test kits for the virus in the very near future how familiar with where are they gonna come from well you're absolutely right that's being the big problem here the shortage of test kits indeed it's been estimated that only around fifteen thousand Americans have been tested for this virus so far and of course of that total we now know nearly fifty have died of it president trump said today that bite next month millions of test kits would be available and also your question it seems that the US food and drug administration has approved a test kit manufactured by a Swiss pharmaceutical company called Rausch which will start shipping out about four hundred thousand test kits as early as this weekend now Russia is expected to churn out about a one half million of these things a month they're often which belatedly it'll be it will at least enable the United States to get some sort of idea of how many people here are actually affected by the corona virus that's David Willis in Los Angeles the latest measures against corona viruses coming from New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that anyone entering the country from Sunday midnight we'll have to spend two weeks in self isolation restrictions will apply to New Zealand citizens as well as foreigners the World Health Organization says Europe is now the epicenter of the pandemic countries are taking drastic actions to slow the spread of the virus the most draconian of which is a silly which is now in lock down two hundred and fifty people had court current of ours died in a single day on Friday the country's worst total so far it brings the number of deaths in a fleet one thousand two hundred and sixty six nearly fifteen thousand others have currently got the virus itself a rise of more than two thousand since the first day Hannah Roberts is a generalist in Rome how are we getting reports of hospitals in the north struggling to cope what are you hearing yes absolutely there is a huge concern here about hospitals and there's even been some deaths from up with doctors many medical stuff but to have the virus does that there's definitely not enough intensive care beds especially in the north which has been hit so far much much much much much of a down the cell they are building will but crematoriums also full in some places having to store bodies in churches and of course some it's having an impact on people going to help with other conditions that's got to go to these occurrences also does weather's ko there are up there now now the worry is that the virus will gradually be moving to the south west which has a far less efficient and developed health system it's hard to years of underinvestment really in Sicily for example does any four hundred intensive cat beds normally there's a massive rush now in the south to hire workers and create new intensive care beds and yet this could be just the beginning yes absolutely I mean date day by day we've seen the gradual increments in the precautions that the governments of bringing in now we are reviving in now in a quite strange almost post apocalyptic world on the street in the past few days it's like being out at four in the morning on on Christmas day and no one knows well we're going to get to all people observing the lockdown I would say yes the bars of restaurants are completely shut as as the restrictions Dimond and anywhere where you'd normally have entertainment like cinema cops gins us shocked so it does not the people to guide people was staying home in this small family units trying to what some heads of them or just looking after the children because children contact school a party glued to the news and they're also police and road blocks every west stopping people from traveling between different towns on the is I think faith from most people that the government is doing the right thing and that is causing them to to follow the rules even the Italians always the best at that sticking T. authoritarian rules how long is this lockdown go on full what at the moment and we've been told that it will go on until the third of April at but at the same time there's no reason why it should suddenly stop with that and I think people are thinking well at the moment the the death toll has been rising quite quickly as he said it two hundred and fifty deaths yesterday the prime minister did board when he brought in the harshest restrictions this week that we the the number of cases the number of deaths would quite likely continue to rise until this restrictions really have time to take effect save up at least until until the kind of can be seen to flatten out we can expect is rejections to go on even then at lifting them suddenly it could risk a second peak so it seems unlikely that the restrictions will be lifted at the end of this at the end of this month hello thank you Hannah Roberts in right now to Spain where a state of emergency in response to the rapid spread of the cave in nineteen virus is expected to come into force the country now has the second highest number of cases of any European country behind it so late over four thousand various regions of being locks down Tim Smith a journalist based in Barcelona joins us live to most of the laces numbers well I mean the latest figures that we had from last night at six PM with four thousand two hundred and thirty one cases with a hundred twenty deaths and then waking up this morning it looks as if that number is already going up to as much as five thousand two hundred cases with a hundred and thirty dads and really this is a massive massive escalation of the situation just last weekend the reported the reported cases when they're upset with the few hundred say we've already seen things SK I law and prime minister Petrie Sanchez warns that late last week they could go to as high as ten thousand by the end of next week so things are really hotting up so what could this state of emergency and tackle say this info is activating one six six of the Spanish constitution Patterson says he said he'd be prepared to mobilize the military know quite exactly how the the constitution will say says that he'd be able to tempt the requisition goods taken the factories and businesses and to limit the movement of people and vehicles and specified places service to be formally put into action later today he declared that he would do that yesterday and that has drawn some criticism because it's kind of suggested to people in the heavily affected areas that they should move to avoid a lockdown now if they can decide says effectively giving people time to spread the virus that that some critics as saying how do people feel about this I mean I think as with the escalation in numbers the escalation anxiety has increased a lot Sir if you look at someone like metrics which now has around because of the reported cases more than two thousand you see that a lot of people trying to leave the average moving to second homes in the case a lot of panic just to get out of that in fact design which is of course in many ways the west thing today Seve go Aris light Musaeum violence yet not having high influxes of people from the capital and you know if it's just the case that people are spreading this by then they might have to look down the name placed on the capitol Allen is the medical system going to be able to cope well Spain does have one of the best about a public health systems in Europe that of course you know if the case is goes above ten thousand in the course of the next week then this is gonna be cutting their house system under immense pressure to happen may say it as we do countries it's about trying to you know limit the number of cases rising rapidly in keeping that site so I mean health officials are keeping fingers crossed today do you get the sense briefly the people have confidence in the government's handling so far that government have come under serious criticism for the way they've handled this last weekend that parties of the left and right were encouraging large demonstrations in public and the criticism is that ready no one and nothing was done soon enough and it's ready I need the regions of Spain that starting today it introduced ready stringent measures rather than central government say there's a big sense that Madrid has not done enough to slow the spread quickly enough Tim thank you Tim Smith in Barcelona to North Africa now whether it's measures have been put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus every country in the.

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"What did you say in the BBC world service alarms pond Alex Ritson how much longer can Africa escaped the worst of the coronavirus look cuts what proportions have been going on over the past few weeks another attacking Cameroon leaves seven dead on usually this time is a French speaking and this Congress rainforest losing its ability to slow climate change first the news ABC news with David harbour the head of the World Health Organization in China has dismissed criticism that his agency failed to highlight how the Chinese authorities trying to cover up information about the coronavirus and break in its early stages Dr Gordon galaya admitted the silencing of China's doctors had initially allowed it to spiral out of control a cruise ship bought from Malaysia and Thailand because of fears about the corona virus outbreak will be allowed into Singapore on Tuesday the cost of Fortuna is believed to be carrying more than sixty Italians among its passengers and crew the ship has so far reported no illness but actually has the largest number of cases of the virus outside China three hundred and sixty six people have died that the oath taking ceremony for the second term of the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has been delayed by a few hours as he has a competing inauguration for his rival Abdullah Abdullah an official said it was to allow for more talks with the U. S. special envoy exam I have Kelly is that he's trying to work out a power sharing arrangements between the two camps four men are to go on trial in the Netherlands in absentia accused.

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"And this year's winner points performance includes fruit retention aero was a samba school for its depiction of the struggle of black women in Brazil including the years of slavery Newsday's Alex Ritson has been speaking to America's reporter Candice PS it came as no surprise really to the seventy thousand nodes as supporters of the carnival this year the main special group I was won by need to Stevie and a daughter and and that Khan will tell the story of the history of a black a black slave women who in the city of Salvador up in the northeast of Brazil the eighteenth and nineteenth century would wash laundry to earn money to buy their freedom and this is really the carnival was setting up this is the story of the struggle of black women against prejudice and inequality and of black resilience against prejudice and inequality so I just described the flow because it really was something quite extraordinary quite extraordinary lots of orange and gold and yellow flanks and flanks of Danzig women depicting various parts of of Brazilian and Afro Brazilian society in Salvador and possibly one of the most stunning flute swallows one carrying a launch gloss tank of water symbolizing the war to use by the slave women and it was in it was the Brazilian Olympic synchronized swimming team member on the Juliet floating around playing the part of a mermaid how big an issue is slavery today I think really that this year in the Brazilian carnival is very being very much an emphasis on black culture the for example neck and neck with a daughter with another school which it defiantly argued in its convoluted cadence religious intolerance especially of condom Blay and Macoun but then the Afro Brazilian religions brought from Africa by slave labor and really this is a kind of a resistance you could see in the this year against I guess against the shut down of of these kinds of cultural expressions a kind of cultural war that's being fought really by the government all of Jaipal Singh not really very conservative very evangelical government which is very disapproving of these kind of religions and and has not done very much to fight prejudice and inequality which he says is really being all words that are used by the left wing and not by by his government so this isn't just a message to the world this is a very political message to the president of prison yeah the tab is Indian culture sings out Baron is in resistance just as the black slaves were in so many ways in resistance against what was happening to them at the time that saw America's reporter Candace Piette speaking to Newsday's Alex Ritson Newsday coming July from.

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"The news arm from the BBC world service with me Alex Ritson but first I'm the ball got for you on the call you the food got hit by a dollar sign dollar awesomeness with the money that Iranian TV announcing the death of a senior commander of the Iranian revolutionary guards cast seem so the money he was killed in a rocket attack in Baghdad when his convoy was hit while traveling to Baghdad ampoules the attack came hours after the US defense secretary mock aspects and Washington might have to carry out preemptive action to protect American lives in the Middle East valley NASA is a leading Iranian American academic and also specializing in the Middle East and the Islamic world that's very significant because he is the person in Iran in charge of regional security he's the one who's being the liaison between Iran and the Shiite militias in Iraq is borderline Lebanon she MLS yeah some politicians across the Persian Gulf Afghanistan pockets don he is being the king maker in deciding political outcomes in back that this is a significant iconic figure to have been taken out I spoke to our correspondent in Washington Ali Michael given how volatile things have been around that area recently we we didn't know initially out what it was all about and then suddenly local channels a was starting to report potentially that this huge this towering figure in the Iranian regime custom so the money might have been killed and finally a dramatic statement from the Pentagon reflecting that to indeed had been a U. S. and strike the state in which I have in front of me so that the direction of the president the US military's taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing custom soon the money and since then of course has been massive reaction of course around the Middle East but also here in the United States well lots of folks lot of Republican congressman empty could I have certainly been celebrating all of this we are forty hearing from the Iranian administration jobs reef of course the the from ministers called an international terrorist act and other members of the administration of talking about very severe revenge so a moment that that is likely to have huge ramifications here unless you say that this you can saying is on the direct orders of Donald Trump we had heard earlier that from the defense Extremo Casper the there were indications that Iran or its proxies we're going to carry out more attacks and as such he said America was prepared to take preemptive action but I think of very few could have predicted it was going to be action quite is as big as a consequence was that yeah just tell us a little more about Kasey missile Amani it is really hard to overstate just how important a cold this man was in the Iranian regime regime how how revered he was suppose in many quarters and this is the man who is essentially coordinating Iran's support of the asset regime in Syria you know in many ways running Syria he was behind the backing of Hezbollah in Lebanon he was masterminding the campaign against the the Islamic state group and Iraq and controlling many of the machina militia in Iraq so for these ways in which Iran exerts his influence around the region in many ways fell to him a leading role in Washington now to Australia where the nation's largest evacuation is underway tens of thousands of people have been told to abandon their homes for catastrophic weather conditions make the ongoing push five crisis even worse the Victorian state prime at Daniel I'm Jews says the threat is serious if you can leave you my slave that's the only side of thing for you your family and in the U. fathers who might be cold to your systems we cannot guarantee your safety we all have a role to apply the prime minister Scott Morrison's leadership during this crisis is being questioned by many and off to being criticized for taking a holiday in Hawaii he's now expected to cancel state visits to India and Japan next week he's also responded to those who heckled him in the devastated town of cobalt as well I don't take it personally I just see it as a sense of frustration and hurt and loss and anger that is out there about what is the ferocity of these natural disasters and I understand that and we will seek to provide that comfort support in whatever way we can many of the communities being evacuated isolated and there's only one road in or out the princes highway I spoke to our correspondent Phil master who is traveling on the right we're on the move yeah one.

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"The BBC world service I'm Alex Ritson researchers say Google's computers can equal or beat human experts in supporting breast cancer we're excited about empowering radiologists with these tools and hoping they become ubiquitous you would think about writing an email without spell check we hope the doctor wouldn't interpret a mammogram without the use of some a I assistance Australia's bush far crisis deepens with a mass evacuation of terrorists now planned in New South Wales some of these parts of the country very difficult for the slightest already is in agencies to be able to get the supporting tour this is a far from that was running pretty much all the way up the New South Wales board of camping immigration and going green the likely top policies of Austria's new coalition government how dinosaurs became warm blooded by shrinking and turning into birds and the big boss of basketball bows apps tributes to David stern his died at the age of seventy seven you're listening to the BBC world service I'm Neal Nunez with the BBC news researchers in the United States and Britain say an artificial intelligence system developed by Google health has proved as accurate as radiologists in supporting breast cancer in mammograms and has the potential to get even better the American cancer society says radiologists missed one fifth of breast cancers in mammograms as well as recording the number of false positives Mosey are into Madhi of Northwestern University was wonderful authors of the report the advantage of a I tools is that they can draw on the experience of many tens of thousands of times more than any one person could ever see in their lifetime so that one sent to be more accurate we were able to demonstrate some around a nine percent reduction in false negative so does the missed cancers which is a pretty significant amount for tool of this kind thousands of people in the Australian state of New South Wales have been fleeing coastal regions ahead of an expected upsurge of wildfires there are traffic jams on main roads and queues of those petrol stations and supermarkets that still have supplies the phone service in New South Wales has called for a mass exodus from an area which is hugely popular in the current summer holiday season shama Khalili's there hi way is the only access for out of town on the southern coast of New South Wales these are the coastal holiday towns that have been devastated by the fires on new year's eve this road now looks like a huge parking lot I'm looking at a long row of vehicles it just seems endless but more crucially it's not moving it's not going anywhere the conditions around us are still quite dangerous we've had electricity poles brings out trees collapse on the road that is caused closures in different directions it's been widespread criticism of the Israeli prime minister's decision to request from parliament immunity from prosecution in three cases in which he is charged with bribery and fraud Benjamin Netanyahu said the charges against him were politically motivated but his main rival banning guns of the prime minister was attempting to make himself above the law the world of basketball has been paying tribute to its former US national association commissioner David stern who died on Wednesday aids seven to seven which it holds looks back at his career David stern was a lawyer and businessman who was involved in basketball for more than fifty years he took charge of the sport in nineteen eighty four and during his thirty years in office so the sports revenues increased more than thirty fold he also ushered in a huge expansion of the sports television coverage during the nineteen nineties and two thousands the current NBA commissioner Adam silver paid tribute to David stern saying that his leadership of one of America's most popular sports and turn the game into a truly global brand world news from the BBC flooding in the Indonesian capital Jakarta is now known to have killed at least sixteen people there were more heavy downpours there on Wednesday night and residents are bracing for another influx of water from nearby dams authorities in China are reported to have rounded up at least a dozen dissidents and human rights lawyers around the country the monitors say the crackdown began a week ago the B. B. C.'s Dave marsh has more according to statements from the two groups the wave of detentions targeted rights lawyers academics and other activists who met privately in Fujian province a leave in December one rights group said those detained was suspected variously of subversion all provoking trouble they include Ding Jesse a veteran pro democracy activist and disponibiliza who's advocated working within the Chinese system for political change another activist is reportedly on the run after posting a new year message urging his compatriots to take action to change China Marshall voicing the Taiwanese chief of staff general Shaul name meaning is missing after the helicopter in which he was flying made once the minister of defense called an emergency landing ten people including all the senior military officers have been rescued from the crash site in the mountainous will lonely district in the north of the island authorities say the search for general shown was continuing new figures published.

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"BBC world service with Alex Ritson hotel in this house I will be getting the latest on the protests in Hong Kong we hear from a Hong Kong will make without any change and and they happen next and without any political concessions including the setting up of inquiry commission I do not think the protestors well let's stop native thousand homes have been destroyed as a straight is bush fires continue to burn out of control we'll have the latest from our correspondent in Sydney and we're in Thailand see how the parents of one man he's bi polar have reacted since the change in the law allowing the medical use of marijuana they accept me they asked me all this is the one you want and this is specific to sell and if the result is actually improving that's after the man with the finest voices radio brings you the latest color harmony Nunez with the BBC news the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave as told his Chinese counterpart that bilateral relations will continue to suffer on less tensions are reduced in the East China Sea on speaking at the meeting and from through the Chinese premier Li Keqiang was more the a find a Japanese relations of back on track it can be said that this was hard won we should look forward to the future and push the relationship between the two countries onto a normal track will not only moving for healthy but also making you progress the meeting which included South Korea as part of preparations for a state visit to Japan in the coming months by China's president xi Jinping both Tokyo and Solara way re of Beijing's growing manager power and economic assertiveness in the region China continues to be angered at Mister Albee's visits to Japanese war Charlene's president roh Cristian coupled array of Burkina falso has declared two days of national mourning after dozens of people were killed in two Islamist insurgent attacks on Tuesday the government said the militants first attacked a military outpost in northern soon province you Morgan has more the militants arrived to the military outpost of up into town in north and soon province on motorbikes after attacking the soldiers there they turned their guns on civilians once relatively stable keno fast service descended into serious unrest since twenty fifteen when violence began spilling over from Mali hundreds of people have been killed or internally displaced this year no group has claimed responsibility for this attack but you had just violence and became a faster has been blamed on militants linked to both al Qaeda and Islamic state group's pope Francis will deliver his traditional Christmas message in a few hours and extend his twice yearly we'll be at all be blessing on Rome and the world from the Vatican thousands of people are expected to fill the piazza outside St Peter's basilica at midnight mass pope Francis holding the faithful not to abandon god's love because of the church's failings the Japanese comic in new San has suffered a sharp drop in its share price after a top executive assigns to revive the firm's full June's announced his resignation June second only to count the number three job it may send a few weeks ago he was part of the new management team set up to rebuild Nyssa after the financial scandals surrounding its former boss Carlos Ghosn Japanese prosecutors are reported to have arrested a senior member of the governing liberal Democratic Party over suspected bribe taking to help a Chinese firm set up a casino in Japan until mid October so cancel okay motor had been a vice minister responsible for developing casinos as a way to boost the economy is directly motor has denied any wrongdoing BBC news Brazil's hardline president Johnny both tomorrow has pardoned jailed members of the police and military convicted of crimes committed on intentionally or in self defense including for unlawful killing the pot and includes personnel who were off duty when the crime was carried out but excludes people convicted of corruption torture or terrorism the Mexican foreign ministry has said it's deeply concerned about continuing surveillance of the Mexican embassy and impassive as residents in Bolivia Mexico says Bolivia is engaged in a clear act of intimidation in violation of international relations between the two countries broke down after Mexico offered asylum to Bolivia's ousted president evo Morales is will ground to Mexico City we can tell really are from G. images have been posted on Twitter by some of the members of the Mexican embassy staff in the past and we can see them at least one of the photos there is more than a dozen times as many as twenty offices directly outside the building in a second photo one can see police clearly sort of standing walks on a hillside nay by there is a sense I think from the Mexican government that this is deliberate intimidation that they think that is in violation of international little and it is time to make uneasy that stone off to intimidate them and generally made life difficult the 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"In New South Wales warned third lives and homes would be at risk with no let up in the high temperatures strong winds and low humidity a powerful cyclone has killed several people as it hit the border region between India and Bangladesh India reported two deaths qualities three Bangladeshis were killed by falling trees about two million people spent the night in storm shelters a cyclone Google made landfall between India's cigar islands and capoeira in Bangladesh the British internet stock K. aside has beaten his American rival the can pour in a much hyped boxing match in Los Angeles the two celebrities who have huge followings on social media will walk away with prize money of more than eight hundred thousand dollars each annex Richmond has this report the battle to crown the toughest internet personality round the full six rounds and ended in a points victory for the British you cheap stock KSI the balance was a grudge rematch which followed to drool forces Amasis in Manchester last year prior to his boxing career KSI made his name uploading videos of himself playing the computer game FIFA Logan pool previously made headlines when he filmed himself discovering a suicide victim in Japan whether the fight was Randall just on for the publicity the TV revenues are estimated by some pundits at more than a hundred million pounds I was Alex Ritson reporting BBC news welcome to in the balance this week coming to you from the city of Kilkenny in Ireland and the home of the kill economics economics and comedy festival I'm Laurie cassman judge we.

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"Payments is from Vienna is not interested in anything at all but the ticket I think he is a politician was only working on trading so faces and he's very very successful on that basis and I don't really know what and that was best the bell reporting groups is about we say at least six activists have been abducted and tortured by suspected state agents ahead of planned opposition protests against the country's deepening economic crisis the government has denied the accusation while the protests organized by the opposition movement for democratic change are expected to start later today in the capital Harare Zimbabwe is police have warned people against taking pot saying they already know that the demonstrations will be violent Alex Ritson has been speaking to Zimbabwean political analyst cheaper than data to stop coming at the background sh the declining economic and political conditions and some bubbly and so over the last month you know people have had some serious electricity should be G. is obviously getting electricity maybe an average of four hours between midnight and five AM sue the country seems to be running out of running water for this CD needs three ten optimism bubbling dynamic leach was phased out in two thousand and nine as the country began to use US dollars but you know in recent months the minister of finance decided that it was not trying to bring back the scene dollars so the number of issues going on and so the opposition has organized this practice for people to express their displeasure but as of last night's so Thursday around seven PM every pointed Comox that the police one two people against attending the purchase and the police officials actually state that anybody what teams the prices will be committing a crime yeah I'm these reports that suspected state agents according to opposition groups have abducted and tortured six activists seven this this sounds like the kind of thing that was going on back in the days Robert Mugabe yes and I think you know one of the things that will say is you know this was happening during the time of provisioning got it but I think what we actually forget is that this the only person who left the mentees Robert Mugabe and everybody else including his deputy Emerson and gravel ways responsible for the ministry of justice for a long time I still in government in the still using the same tactics in fact I think according to the human rights lawyers association we've had more arrests people accused awesome thanks in the government or something similar I would have more of those in the last year that it was the man got way it's been president one day and I think over eighteen you got there was some calling so they definitely using those tactics we've seen pictures of activities will been badly beaten and abused severely and I'm sure these ages the pictures that prove scene back in speaking to people whose names I want to mention for their own protection but non governmental organizations that are working with we objected people all week people that have been twitching currency they've been more people work that have switched the assistance and the last week yeah because the Zimbabwe police a warning about this process they say it will be a violent protest how would they know question the insects out on Thursday morning that please published a picture on a plastic bag full of rocks and some cut to pools and they say that these had been found a month at St Keane's and that he believes that the embassy was planning to use rocks during the crisis I mean it was something that the justifying their response before they make that responds though doesn't it yesterday I India actually create seeing and will not receive right so we've got the rocks in this is evidence that something is about to happen but it was quite fascinating is that in November eight twenty seventeen the same people went out to practice and instruments in there was not a single casualty in the with more people in the streets in November twenty seventeen than even we expect to date that suburban political analyst at cheaper than that a speaking to Newsday's Alex rates in what with Matthew canyons hi Shawna which until yesterday about Nick Kerio sent his behavior at the Cincinnati masters tennis smashing two rockets and aiming found masterpieces Bianca focus messy well the authorities have taken action with a fine of a hundred and thirteen thousand dollars ten percent to forty cent on court so far this year they also left open the possibility of a suspension which could have an impact on his expected participation in the forthcoming U. S. open well one of curiosity best friends on to his handy Marie told the baby she's tennis correspondent Russell fuller about the hugely talented but volatile plus a shed some a little bit last night after the match of this is stuff I guess on the on the court today and yeah look at it wasn't good and last night wasn't wasn't good enough self for for I guess because you know he didn't have to put it shouldn't shouldn't have to put up with that do you think anybody can help in well the A. S. net.

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