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bowls world famous abs if a museum which was originally founded as a cathedral is converted back into a mosque however turkey's moved to anger especially from abroad also to come this hour oxfam warns that 19 could cause mass hunger across the globe and kill up to 12000 people a day. developing in otherwise middle income and developed countries and the money is flowing to the big companies and it's really not getting down to the people that need it and as you frictions are being slowly lifted in the u.k. talk of a potential 2nd wave of coronaviruses fearing yet another shortage of final a.p.'s .
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good afternoon is just turned for health care in moscow you're watching the international. scene which through its long history has been a cathedral and a mosque is being converted back into a place for muslim prayer. like all of other mosques the doors of the hagia sophia will be open to all locals all foreigners muslims and muslims hagia sophia humanity's common legacy will continue to embrace everyone with its new status in a more sincere and more unique way by finalizing preparations quickly we plan to open hagia sophia for worship on friday july the 24th 2020 with friday prayers. since worship is to have to wait another 2 weeks for the hagia sophia to reopen for prayers this friday and see them gathering outside the. mosque the president's
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announcement comes shortly after to his high court an old and i 934 decision to turn it into a museum local journalist at a still. turkey's council's reach the decision to a no 1934 minister's council decision that turn i stop you must museum so this decision being an old. now be reverted back to a mosque now what will change with the idea so yeah looking forward well the main thing that's going to change is that sophia will be open for islamic worship now there are many very important christian i. pressed goes inside islamic laws that worship did not take place in the presence of icons but turkish government is planning on using light mapping technology to provide an artificial barrier blocking these icons from the view of worshippers during prayer hours so the mosque
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will still be open for tourism but also during prayer hours for worshipers that want to come here is what many turkish officials see the decision to turn. back into a mosque the mystic issue but there has been a lot of international criticism the united states views a change in the stages of the hagia sophia as diminishing the legacy of this remarkable building and it's supposed to been a decent rare in the modern world to serve humanity as a much needed bridge between those of differing faith traditions and culture you know school deeply regrets the decision of the turkish similar tastes made without prior discussion and calls for the universal thing more world heritage to be preserved the ruling by the turkish council of states to overturn. one of modern take decisions and present a wise decision to place the monument under the management of the religious affairs presidency is regrettable the decision which came as
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a result of the political will of president other one in no comparable cation to civil law. is the unique value and ecumenical nature of the monument search presidential spokesman it right owns giving assurances that there is going to try to are to make sure that the religious identity and the historical significance of this beautiful minute it is preserved all of our major mosques such as the blue mosque for t.v. and silly money in mosques they are open to both visitors and worship. opening up to worship doesn't keep local or foreign tourists from visiting the site so a loss from the world's heritage is not in question. is actually a very old structure dating back to the 6th century when he the emperor justinian. help construct this very important service the church for the record not. in the empire and it's actually a very important symbol to degree orthodox religion. consider what the vatican is
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the roman catholics the i.s.o. the greek orthodox. wedding we're looking at the reactions coming domestic we regarding the decision to revert by sophia back into a mosque we see members of the ruling party very very happy we see weeds from the turkish president we've seen tweets from the finance minister the president's communications director as well expressing pleasure we've seen the opposition take a very wide stance many positive reactions coming out of the muslim world and they
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are celebrating this decision that. is once again open prison or ship. when a former great can bassa to tell us that he believes taking. tensions between religions. and screen belonged to the. civilization it was an initiative that was started about 10 or 15 years ago which had its objective to stop the one next we can it be. i don't think it has been successful but it is a shame. and see who found it new should it be taking such a measure to have tensions between. the. world and this is something that. we're going to. but the rebels had mentioned in his 1st
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reaction. oh yes oh yeah becoming a monster. meanwhile in berlin change the supposedly racist name of the metro station that ends up raising eyebrows is the new suggestion by transport authorities proved to be controversial but happening right. now aside from the impact on health and leaving millions job the coronavirus is also threatening to leave people hungry a new report by oxfam does warn that 19 is triggering a food crisis that could potentially double the number who die from hunger. matthew trust scott he's the head of the humanitarian policy for oxfam international and he says it's even affecting well developed countries. what's really worrying us reports is we're seeing new sentence under developing in an otherwise middle income
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in developed countries some of the countries we do look at the reports include india south africa brazil these countries where there are recently developed economies and yeah impact that we're seeing from corona virus is going to have dire consequences on the most vulnerable people in those societies and say it's going to happen i mean there's this poor people in every country and the same impacts are going to slow down so what we're seeing from coronavirus is that both it makes its more sort of vulnerable for poor people but it also makes them more vulnerable to the economic side as well and that's going to be across the world 8 of the biggest food and drink manufacturers have paid after the $18000000000.00 to their shareholders now looking back to what we were speaking about humanitarian aid the global humanitarian appeal is just over $7000000000.00 so clearly there's something wrong and the money is flowing to the big companies and it's really not getting down to the people that need it when the world food programme does predict that the number suffering from crisis level hunger will double by the end of the year reaching 270000000 people and oxfam does say to 12000
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a day could die from starvation if nothing is done the worst hit are countries already deemed unstable before the pandemic nations such as yemen or afghanistan where many citizens had already been suffering from hunger for years will see the numbers at risk rise and some middle income and developed countries too said such as brazil and india a rule is the one the danger list matthew trust called again insists though that there are measures to minimize codes effect on hunger but governments do need to act fast. for the time being there are 3 things we need to do so firstly we urgently need to increase humanitarian aid and at the moment the united nations has put out an appeal for about $7000000000.00 and that's only been 24 percent funded so we're not getting nearly enough money for the humanitarian aid that we need at the 2nd thing that we can do is looking into issues like canceling debt if we cancel 'd the debt of some developing countries we estimate that could free up up
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to a trillion dollars for those countries to be using to help those people and that can pay for things like food they can pay for social security social protection it can pay for things like health so sharing up the debt could make a huge difference and that's just a matter of wealthy nations really giving up some of the debt owed to them by other countries and the 3rd thing that we need to do and in and this is a long term change is we need to change our food system works we need to build a more fair more robust a more equal food system food system that's a bit of that say able to deal with climate change that's able to respond to shocks this able to be sustainable and to support that the small scale farmers and small producers rather than just putting money into big companies if a 2nd rate does come we know the people who are going to be the most trouble for that and if there are restrictions put in place by governments to take that to address that 2nd wave those restrictions have to be have to be able to cater to the needs of the poorest people so we need to make sure that the food systems are there to get food where it's needed to make sure that people have the resources to buy it that actually. now the u.k.
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government is allowing british citizens to travel to 59 countries without having to quarantine upon their return it comes as life has been slowly returning to normal in the u.k. in the past few weeks with many bars restaurants and public spaces gradually reopening. as of this weekend artists musicians and dancers can stop performing live outside to outdoor audiences will also have the resumption of recreational sport followed later by the reopening about gyms swimming pools and lettuce and however despite those positive positive attitude towards easing coronavirus measures i'm reopening the borders nikkei does have one of the highest coby death rates in the world followed by spain italy the united states and also france and while the governments and their announcement there's a lot of british tourists to visit many european countries it does seem that they may not get the warmest of welcomes because
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a recent poll does reveal many europeans are not thrilled at the prospect of taking in british travellers without the self isolating the people we spoke to had mixed feelings. or your brains will be broken or it is in our nature to welcome people and they will also give us a big hand they can only in my opinion alter is have come to italy will be well received i think they will be regarded somewhat with suspicion. first of all we need to make sure that they do not have the virus that they have had to test until ok and then then they have the right to enjoy themselves here i think it's better if that body stays at home not just the british right now everybody should stay home i think that's the most reasonable course. they need to be checked but i don't see any reason to stop them from coming they're still part of your of the now . long as they respect social distancing the wording of mosques it favors the
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development of tourism with coronavirus restrictions lifting around the world these are grown though about a potential 2nd wave and in the u.k. there is concern a lack of personal protective equipment could be an issue all over again chad which daschle has more. as a u.k.r. knocks the lock down it seems many a bracing for a 2nd wave of the corona virus but also a 2nd wave of a shortage of p p it's not new news the us throughout the entire pandemic and has stopped on the frontline really struggle to get hold of protective gear to adequately safeguard against the virus for months on and it seems like the look down lessons haven't been learned over the department says it is committed to building the stocks to meet longer term demand we are not convinced that it is treating the market with sufficient urgency or that. the government is adamant that the stock of p.p. has never run out on a national level but with demand increased by 20000 percent those on the front line would beg to differ in fact 50 percent of and it starts so there was not enough
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p.p. and although data on its usage is hard to get hold of a survey of nurses and carers found that nearly 90 percent were worried about catching the virus at work while the government stresses that the main challenge it faced was getting the right people to the right place at the right time initially masks were issued and then the statement was made that actually we have tested them . and these masks are ok having said that they now say we need to improve this mask so there's a lot of loss of freight and you need to answer this rather than to say the market has now been resolved with demand spiralling to u.k. hard to look further afield and source people on international markets but that came with its own set of problems a plane from turkey landed at the peak of the pandemic in april carrying a batch of 400000 much needed p.p. counts upon arrival it emerged at the equipment didn't meet british safety
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standards in a very embarrassing blunder for the government though the u.k. is able to produce a fair share of its own people there's no imminent guarantee that it won't need to source from abroad again with experts in the field saying that the quality is the key component of effectiveness in prayer. directly against the virus perhaps the government should try before you buy how they've been dealing with the shortages by revising accounting tactics why not double the numbers instead of counting each pair of gloves as one why not count each club individually and hey presto you've doubled your stock without even lifting a finger this catalogue of errors certainly weren't an inquiry surely to get it right the 2nd time around if there's a 2nd time around that is but in line with most of the government's coronavirus responses they say it's too soon i didn't consider the moment. a full scale national party is a good use of official talk earlier this week the charts are announced a 15000000000 pounds boost to p.p. but will it be a case of too little too late especially as some of those in government say we're
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only hall for through this pandemic charge edits artsy london. from the prison of his advisor or just convicted of lying to congress during the russian revolution so this.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race in. spearing dramatic development that only loosely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. again i don't know trump is facing a backlash after granting clemency to his former aide what you're studying he does come just hours after the appeals court refused to delay the start of stone's 14
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month sentence which he was given for lying to congress during the russia collusion probe. expects. the decision from the white house comes just 4 days before roger stone was expected to present himself at federal prison and start serving his sentence of 40 months in prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice now the white house presented a lengthy report describing roger stone as essentially a political operative who briefly worked with the trump campaign in 2016 and became a victim of the russian collusion hoax the white house and question the partiality of the decision and sentence which roger stone faced mr stone was judged by the same prosecutors from the miller investigation toast with finding evidence of collusion with russia because no such evidence exists however they could not charge him for any conclusion related crime instead they charged him for his conduct
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during their investigation this improvement is that if the special counsel had not been pursuing an absolutely baseless investigation mr stone would not be facing time in prison now according to the white house report bob mahler's prosecutors charged roger stone simply with process crimes that were quote soley from their own improper investigation and the white house went on to say that the prosecutors quote took pains to make a public and shameful spectacle of his arrest they tipped off c.n.n. allowing his arrest to be filmed on live television now at this point we've got democrats speaking up and saying that donald trump is essentially abusing the rule of law and legal processes in the united states essentially from the president saying if you lie for me you cover up for me i will reward you on the other hand if you are a rat as you cooperate then like
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a mafia boss i will come after you richard nixon at the height of watergate never pardoned or commuted the sentences of any of the people involved in watergate i have no doubt does. donald trump is going to pardon himself he is going to pardon yvonne can trump he is going to pardon jared cushion or the charges on which roger stone was convicted flowed from the special counsel robert muller investigation into allegations that trump colluded with russia during the 2016 elections now no evidence of trump russia collusion was ever discovered but a number of individuals associated with the trump campaign which charged with process crimes as well as unrelated charges now roger stone admitted that during the 2016 elections he did indeed promote the wiki leaks e-mails on the e-mails that were provided to wiki leaks from clinton campaign manager john podesta however he says he had no prior knowledge of any e-mails that we do it was going to publish
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and he certainly i was not involved in any hacking or data jumping or anything to that effect i'm open that we're timson to with a tenuous believes that trump is easing the russia gate scandal to his advantage. creating a dangerous precedent no question about it but the entire constitutional system is broken down remember america's constitution is 233 years old this machinery government is incredibly old it's incredibly dysfunctional at this point and it's nearing a breakdown tropfest correct the russia gate investigation was a witch hunt there was absolutely nothing there that infuriated trump's trump's base rightly so and they want venting so this is a seldom commuting roger stone sentence as a kind of call to arms as a master at this he clearly thinks that it's to adhere to his advantage to to polarize the american politics as much as they possibly can because he believes
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that that one when push comes to shove the forces will wind up on his side. now almost 2 months after the resurgence of the black lives matter movement sparked by the killing of george floyd in the united states the impact is still being felt around the world in the german capital for example steps are being taken to rename a metro station which is now said to be racist but no alternative suggested by transport authorities is proving to be no less controversial as peter all of our reports. the killing of george floyd by us police and the rise of the black alliance amounts of movement around the world led to a reckoning from monuments to racism colonialism and slavery.
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is also wrangling with the names of its plots an alley here in the very heart of the german capital is more in strasser more or more in english is seen as a derogatory term for people from north africa while berlin city authorities say it may take a while to change the street name the capitals probably transport provider want to change to the underground stations name quick sharp new transport maps are going to be issued by the end of this year out of understanding and respect for the occasional controversial debate about the street name the deviancy has now decided not to use it any longer as the name of the underground station the problem is that the name that they going to replace it with is going to strasser which runs nearby
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the station now this is where things start to get complicated the russian born 19th century composer. is regarded as one of the greats of classical music he spent his final days in berlin and as with a street named after him in the german capital the issues arise when you look at the motifs that appear in his work through modernize the opera prince comiskey employees deeply anti semitic things the group is anti semitic even if anti semitism was prevalent and widely accepted at the time. i don't necessarily think we should get rid of the names of streets all station named after people like but renaming the station after him nowadays in berlin is quite a different matter there are all those who oppose the view of lincoln as an anti semite and say his work on beliefs being misrepresented blaming going for anti-semitism is a bit of stretch really you have to understand the context you have to understand
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history whereas glencoe was not interest in the attic he had jewish friends and kept in touch with many famous artists of jewish origin for him it's nice that it was not important this isn't the only part of names are an issue in the vetting district there is enough for a kid quarter where peter. and plots are named after the germans who for the colonialism the city did say that some streets would be renamed in $28.00 but they still here in. golf they didn't didn't. named after the victor in the battle of town and good world war one who later went on to be a figurehead for early nazis and appointed hitler as chancellor. who also has a square named after him the city was a colossus of neo classical and neo gothic architecture he designed the brandenburg
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gate but also the eigen cross the award now so closely associated with germany's period of nazi rule politicians from the green party have welcomed the move to rename the station but have said that k n e to be taken over what it will be called in the future it is welcome that the b.g. has taken their own naming of the morning star sounder ground station into consideration has to actions are not appropriate in such matters as being an underground station here for 112 years and whatever the name changes. 2 it will be the 4th incarnation of this particular stop until racism campaigners want to see the streets and the station named after. the 1st black man to be enrolled in a pressure university peter all over r t. political observer steve meissner is the current trend could actually have dangerous consequences for future generations. it could go very far because that's
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one of the more harmless meets really there's there's lots of names of generals there were like you know were even like involved with the colonial war. there is the whole area of curlew called a freak out which if it were no means like the african quarter its. street names are named after places in the former alaskan colony so you could say that's not right you could look at bismarck saying he also. did this in this uncertain is there anybody that would like to be judged today by the standards that are going to exist in 100 years from now but we won't tell you what the standards 100 years from now are going to be but we're going to judge you agree to that i don't think anybody would like you rename it you restart the thing you basically destroy people's sense is tree and their roots it's the rubble of their roots and their
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basis of where they stand in the world. scientists are calling for an investigation into the presence of the corona virus in seaweed that is after traces of code 19 were found in samples in barcelona dating back 9 months prior to the wu han outbreak scientists at the university of barcelona found the virus in a sample of sewage water collected in march last year if confirmed it does suggest that the virus didn't every tonight in china but instead was dormant across the world and only fed up in december dr tom jefferson from oxford university believes we should be focusing on identifying all potential methods of transmission. if so strictly true was so widespread believed to be what we knew or most of all of since march 2000 1000000 teen why is it all of a sudden appeared. genuine. and you know literally in february
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of this year. this is a question that we're trying to. looking at it possible theory which like temperature humidity and so on which of the possible bearing on this what we should be focusing on of things like how is this far is transmitted you know there are several ways it could transmit person to person so is it one way or is it 2 ways or is it 3 ways what's the main way transmits does the temperature. and we interpret should have anything to do with transmission. but these are important public health questions which will help us to understand it. john stennis transmission focus the missions you watch not international thanks the company this afternoon will be back with more stories in the headlines in 30 minutes.
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thanks guys or financial survival guide. when customers go buy your display. there now well reducing our. that's undercutting but what's good for food markets back it for the global economy. time after time corporations repeat the same mantra sustainability it's very important to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport sustainability space where man at a more equitable and sustainable well. they claim their production is completely hama's. the big. companies want us to feel good about buying their products while the damage is being done far away this is something else this let's keep going down even and i mean look. this is the world i mean listen we didn't do any minute.

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