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this is you know we news live from berlin closing ranks e.u. officials rally behind spain's prime minister as the country's crisis deepens both sides digging in the european commission reprimands cattle and leaders call telling them to respect the rule of law after the region held
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a disputed independence referendum on sunday also coming up. u.s. president donald trump arrives in las vegas in the wake of the most deadly match shooting in modern u.s. history investigators are hoping the shooter's girlfriend could shed light on a possible motive. also mishap says british prime minister to recently it tends to rally support at her conservative party's annual conference but several interruptions to rail her speech will look at what went wrong. and later in the show turkey hands down guilty verdicts over last year's failed coup turkish court sentences a dozens of x. soldiers to life in prison for charges including trying to kill president rich a thai air to one. and a new method that visualizes the tiniest bio molecules wins the nobel prize in chemistry. i doesn't matter let's play. with.
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the i'm a little hawk thanks very much for your company spain is headed for a major showdown catalonia as leader refusing to backtrack pledges to declare independence in a matter of days regardless of the consequences well this is a senior officials rally behind spain central government in madrid coming to its defense european commission vice president france says catalonia ignored the rule of law by holding sunday's un authorized independence referendum lawmakers and many ordinary people in catalonia meanwhile say they feel abandoned by the e.u. . the european flags and signs calling on the you for help are a common sight among the crowds of protesters in catalonia many here are asking why
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isn't europe stepping in. we feel abandoned by the un they should have intervened because of the police violence on sunday. today at the european parliament in strasbourg lawmakers from catalonia are asking the same question. being a clear breach of fundamental rights and european values in get along in the use of violence against peaceful voters goes against the basic values against the libyan child that are fundamental rights so this is not an end spanish matter catalonia president pushed him on has repeatedly asked for europe's help overs regions future brussels is in a bind. but the commission cannot force the spanish government into dialogue this is of course. entirely up to the government of madrid which is by
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a provision in the treaty. safeguarded from intervention from you commission and so there as the commission has already stated it will not enter into domestic affairs in strasbourg a commission vice president plans to moments reaffirmed his support for madrid if the law does not give you what you want you can oppose a law you can work to change the law but you cannot ignore the law. meanwhile catalonia as leader has vowed to declare independence within days you might shed its caution if the situation continues to deteriorate but for the moment it is in a bind hoping a compromise will emerge well earlier i spoke to the max hoffman who was at the e.u. parliament in strasburg i asked him how concerned the e.u.
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is that this crisis could embolden separatist movements in other countries to unilaterally declare their independence. as far as we can gather they're concerned for a whole range of issues about this conflict of course having this is part of the european union very important part and as you said there might be a ripple effect because for example the flamers parts of belgium or scotland in the u.k. all of those had some independence tendencies in the past and of catalonia did some things the sec's successful by unilaterally declaring their independence and getting away with it that could be a problem for the european union but the sharpest sword that the e.u. has in this case is not necessarily mediating but repeating over and over again and they've done that here in strasburg today that whoever leaves you member state in this case it would be spain would no longer be part of the european union and it's a very lengthy and complicated process to get back into the european union so that
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that is a stark contrast to what catalonian leaders are saying they all insist that they would remain part of the e.u. but that is most likely not be the case. when reporting from strasburg thank you and world famous soccer team f.c. barcelona also finds itself at the center of the catalan independence debate hundreds of fans of the spanish national team expressed disdain towards center back as well brewing and causing a team practice to end early this week in madrid they want him off the team for participating in the catalonia referendum vote on sunday i missed the controversy piquet has addressed the media on his future with the team. in response to his voting in the referendum supporters held signs of hostility aimed at gerard piqué reading i don't want you to leave i want you to be kicked out you are sickening that message despite him winning
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a world cup and two european championships with spain prior to this training piquet suggested he would quit the spanish national team if asked before the twenty eighteen world cup the boos in chants. brought training to a premature end piquet subsequently spoke to the media asserting his allegiance to the team and if you see no one likes bowing. it's impossible to question my commitment i've been here since fifteen i consider this a family someone who is pro independence could play in the spanish team because there is no catalan team those wanting independence have nothing against spain england spain. spain's next world cup qualifier is on friday against albania. well the catalan original government says it wants to form an independent european nation and has already indicated it will declare independence
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from spain in the coming days no matter what but unraveling relations will be no easy matter take the spanish and the catalan economy they are very closely linked they're intertwined spain's gross domestic product is around a trillion euros catalonia contributes to this about a quarter of that a two hundred twenty four billion euro zone that's a little less than ireland so g.d.p. and significantly more than portugal's well so catalonia is undeniably an economic powerhouse that's why some say that a cadillac breakaway could leave spain vulnerable while that country is still on the road to financial recovery but there's also concern that catalonia can't afford to go it alone. spaniards like us are for gomez lost their jobs when the country's banks were on the verge of collapse she runs this community group one of many for those affected by the credit crisis for them no investment from banks meant no
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opportunities for businesses to grow cutbacks followed unemployment has since dropped nationwide but spain is still very much in recovery pro independence catalans are confident they say their industry and tourism will help them go it alone but breaking away would certainly slow down spain's return to the level of its pre-crisis economy however it would be wrong to overstate the impact catalonia attracts fourteen percent of all of spain's foreign investment still it lags way behind the spanish capital madrid which brings it almost sixty five percent despite being a top tourist destination and a big exporter catalonia comes forth in g.d.p. per person behind other regions madrid the basque country and navarro. independence could have a downside for the catalan economy too hundreds of companies have chosen to move headquarters elsewhere in spain worrying that disruption and change in catalonia could upset their business that's cost the region billions of euros in lost
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opportunities many firms are coming up with backup plans in case of independence. the outlook here in barcelona is usually sunny but the economic clowns for those spain in catalonia won't go away as long as the independence question goes unanswered. u.s. president donald trump is in las vegas three days after a mass shooting at an open air concert killed fifty nine people there and injured more than five hundred tram touching down in the nevada desert a little over an hour ago is due to meet with survivors of the attack and first responders it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. well investigators have been trying to establish a motive for the attack which they say was prepared extensively and meticulously the view from the thirty second floor of the mandalay bay hotel where the gunman
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opened fire on to a crowd of concert goers below. he smashed two windows in his suis to take game as his victim's. body count it shows the police scrambling to locate the shooter and get people to safety they say the bullets rained down for between nine and eleven minutes. past. the killer sixty four year old stephen paddock a millionaire real estate investor and high stakes gambler investigators are still puzzling over his most of but they believe he meticulously planned the attack they say he even set up cameras outside his hotel room possibly to see if police were approaching this individual was premeditated obviously premeditated the fact that
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he had the type of weaponry and amount of weaponry in that room it was pre-planned extensively investigators find twenty three guns in the room along with so-called bum stock devices both oras he say they could have been used to modify his semiautomatic guns allowing them to shoes rapidly and continuously. they found other stashes of guns in paddocks homes in the nevada tens of reno mesquite federal agents are hoping his girlfriend can shed some light on his motives she's being questioned after returning to the u.s. from the philippines. well as a message us try to find more clues so we can take you now to las vegas where the carson phenomenon is covering events a carsten the president trungpa is expected to spend about four hours in las vegas what is on his i ten to mary there. are
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two main stops first of all he ever visits one of the big hospitals here in las vegas to meet with doctors nurses and of course the victims people who were injured in that mass shooting and after that he will meet first responders and other people who displayed acts of heroism here when this happened we've heard from many survivors we've talked to that first of all the police and the other first responders really did what they could to prevent more loss of life and also many ordinary people displayed great courage even when they were threatening their own lives and kirsten talk to us a little bit about the mood in the city what are people expecting from the president's visit. well that depends on whom you talk to those who support the president's hope that he will find the right words to unite
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the country to console the victims and their families those who oppose the president's they told us they don't expect much from him just words and what they want from him is action especially on gun control because there are so many people dying here of gun wounds every year in the united states ten times as many as in any other industrialized country in the world well to that point to the carson a president trungpa ahead of his visit to las vegas has said that to now is not the time for a debate on gun control do many share his you. well there are many who do share his view clearly the people who upholds the rights to bear arms and the powerful gun lobby the national rifle association they form an important part in the base that supports donald trump and
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the republicans them many other though many others though who don't see it that way obviously they want stricter gun control especially with regard to semiautomatic and automatic guns military style rifles and they think that it's time again and it's a shame that the republicans always say this is not the time to do anything then they call for more investigation and after that they say well there's nearly nothing we can do about this and people say this is clearly not enough all right carson phenomena reporting from las vegas thank you. you're watching today we knew still to come. mishaps and interruptions as british prime minister to resign may addresses or conservative party's annual conference will have reaction from london . well the european commission meanwhile is coming down hard on us tech companies are christopher going to bring us that story that is right and it could
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get costly on wednesday the european union launched a fresh crackdown over taxes paid by apple and amazon the commission said that generous tax breaks give the companies an illegal advantage. patience has run out of the european commission taking to the podium the e.u. competition commission announced that brussels had on and in its sights taking the country's government to the european court of justice for its failure to collect taxes from us giant apple than a year ago the commission docked at the decision. requiring ireland to recover up to thirteen billion euros in the league from apple. however ireland has still not recovered any money not even in part for its part apple is appealing the case it argues that the revenues in question a subject to u.s. tax rules instead meanwhile luxemburg was also signalled out by the commission on
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wednesday with a ruling that it had granted online shopping giant amazon on do tax benefits for the past eight years needing around three quarters of its profits untaxed the e.u. says that gave it an unfair advantage over other companies not justified amazon now has to repay the tax benefit worth around two hundred fifty million euros plus interest the commission's position is clear it states that no matter your flag or ownership paying your taxes is part of doing business in the european union. the european commission also has to decide on whether or not to extend the license for good life or say before the end of the year life or so it is a highly controversial chemical that the world health organization listed as cancer causing back in twenty fifteen banning the chemical could be a heavy blow to monsanto as life was saved is the active ingredient in the company's roundup herbicide. reports. a cotton farmer from the
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u.s. called john barton has a stern warning for brussels he's fighting cancer and he's trying to prove in court that his disease was caused by the weed killer roundup like thousands of farmers worldwide he used the pesticide for decades and was always told it's safe. i exposed my sons to round up when i was born you know i would backpacks and you know they would go out in the field and spray johnson grass so now as a father i'm thinking my god. did i harm my own children the class action lawsuit representing five hundred people comes as the e.u. is deciding whether to renew the license of the controversial weed killer the license expires at the end of the year to use food safety watch stock has declared that life for sayed the key ingredient in roundup is safe but barton's lawyers
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claim pesticide maker monsanto is deliberately hiding evidence about the safety of clive for say forty years ago we were seeing studies that smoking tobacco was good for you that's what we saw big tobacco did that for years they bought scientists in there and monsanto has taken that playbook right from the tobacco industry the lobbying practices the u.s. lawyers criticized on their visit to brussels are a particular concern for the european parliament. in fact monsanto or organized the whole scientific evidence in such a way that that there was a real money palatial facts re written. scientific reports where auditors who didn't write the reports themselves written by monsanto people the route with the acro chemical giant has become toxic after the company refused to participate in a public hearing all monsanto executives and lobbyists have currently been denied
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access to the european parliament relations between the united states and cuba have gone from promising to ice cold in just a matter of months last week the u.s. state department has issued a travel warning for u.s. citizens heading to the caribbean country now that is bad news for those on the island preparing for a tourism boom. it's a picture postcard view of cuba but the united states says there's more than meets the eye its embassy employees were attacked and fellow americans should watch out. this hostile owner is disappointed. at. how long will two clients through agencies or have regular tourists over years that are coming from france germany spain but those who opened with american a tourism and mind have collapsed. the. europeans just can't make up for the economic power of americans so says orlando martinez who drives tourists around and
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have honoring cuba's famous classic car so yeah i mean obviously it affects us because as far as i'm concerned american tourism is the best there is there's no other like it in terms of tips and everything and. cuba had prepared itself for one hundred sixty thousand visitors from the united states alone this year a wreck or for recent decades but it seems the predicted u.s. tourism boom will now be more of the bust. british prime minister tourism has had a rough day at her party's annual conference more on that you can say that again i was in a good day for her faulty props a coughing fit and a disruptive heckler exactly the ingredients for a great speech but that's what british prime minister theresa may had to deal with as she addressed her conservative party's annual conference at which she outlined policy shifts and apologized for june's weak election result but a series of disruptions eclipsed her message. to reason may
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came promising voters the british dream instead they got the stuff of sleepless nights having lost her majority in june's election contending with briggs it and beleaguered by plots to oust her the prime minister arrived needing to win over her critics and so it began. but with government business with a cost public sector working together the kind that just won't budge we've created . again and again the crowd try to rally behind her. fortunately her finance minister on hand to offer a fruit lozenge she accepted it and the chance to go off script thank you notice and gentlemen the chancellor giving something away free. back in business
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she turned her attention to brakes and thought i know some find the negotiations frustrating but if we approach them in the right spirit in a spirit of cooperation and friendship with our sights set firmly on the future i'm confident we will find a deal that works for britain and europe to. the next offering from the floor was a gift for picture desks not prime ministers. a prankster giving her resignation papers and. all the nonsense by the foreign secretary he claimed. say you get this you know you know you. know us and mase mishaps we only got more awkward with an f. bomb of her own as the stage began falling apart behind her. friend that we shared. and it said something about us once more
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what's the f. . and it said something about. ignoring what your chicks could be saying about their leader the crowd gave her a standing ovation. to reason they would have really liked to regain the upper hand at this party conference to show her strength as a leader she had some interesting ideas regarding social policy i think they went on very well with a party audience about energy caps about more social housing challenging really jeremy corbyn the labor leader who's been very successful of late but then it went all horribly wrong she was struggling with a very bad coughing fit and could hardly finish her speech the audience was trying to carry her along they really felt pity with her but i think overall in her performance she did not appear strong and stable but instead she came across as battered and bruised. reporting now to india where
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a bitter fight has broken out over india's most iconic monument tailed by indians as a symbol of love the taj mahal has now become a source of national friction and karl nasa is here with more on that i can't even imagine it's such a beautiful thing so tell us more campbell this is all about a booklet a pamphlet apparently of the taj mahal this beautiful building was left out of a state to resume brochure and this is causing a big controversy i mean imagine leaving out the brandenburg gate for exam the eiffel tower now well let's take a look at this controversial brochure honestly it doesn't really look like a whole lot it highlights tourist destinations in the area and includes notable hindu temples and other attractions but it doesn't list the taj mahal all of the pamphlet was produced to mark six months of the new government of pradesh that's india's most populous state this was really honestly a relatively obscure government pamphlet it was not meant for the public but now it is in the spotlight it's in the spotlight so what was their reason for leaving it
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out well the government says this was not supposed to be a comprehensive list of all the tourist attractions in the area they're not trying to marginalize the taj mahal but other people they really say look this is part of the campaign to whitewash india's history in favor of hindu culture and take a look at example of what we're talking about here this isn't coming out of nowhere we want to show you the chief minister of the states where the taj mahal is located his name is yogi not he's a member of the can do nationalist b j p party and just this summer he actually implied that the taj mahal is not indian because it was built by a muslim and this is what he said here's a direct quote from him he said that foreign dignitaries visiting the country used to be gifted replicas of the taj mahal and other minarets which did not reflect indian culture so this little pamphlet is really part of a much bigger religious conflict one person in india here. or so on twitter due to the hindu muslim politics the taj mahal the symbol of love has been sacrificed
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another person here wonders has india become more communal or religious than ever before by neglecting the taj because it was built by a muslim emperor shame on our government maybe a bit of perspective though here from an opposition leader his name is omar abdullah and he says does anyone really believe that people will forget that the taj mahal exists just because the utah pradesh government leaves it out of a tourism promotion brochure i mean look the tourism obviously are going to they're going to keep going to the taj mahal but it's part of a bigger debate and that's often not going away in india any time soon by its absence i'm sure people will make a detour to see taj off thank you so much coughing us that story and you're watching the only news we still have a lot more to share with you here is what's coming up. these images were made possible by your revolutionary method will explain what it is and why it's won this year's nobel prize for chemistry.
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rights and for justice. to move in to coffee plantations and the bitter taste of eviction in forty five minutes on d w. hijacking the news. where i come from the news is being hijacked journalism itself has become a scripted reality show it's not just good versus evil us versus them black and white. in countries like russia china turkey people are told is that so and if you're a journalist there and you try to get beyond that you are facing scare tactics intimidation. and i wonder is that where we're headed as well. my responsibility as a journalist is to get beyond the smoking mirrors it's not just about being fair and balanced or being neutral it's about being truly. funny was for god
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and i were good enough. it's about moments that. it's all about the stories inside. it's all about george chance to discover the world from different perspectives. join us and inspired by distinctive instagram or others at d w story topic each week on instagram. good to see you again you're watching the news on my lap rock in berlin this is our main headline right now. you officials rally behind spain's prime minister as the country's crisis deepens the european commission. and urges callen leaders to respect the rule of law after the region held
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a disputed independence referendum on sunday. a turkish court has handed down guilty verdicts and life sentences to forty soldiers for plotting to kill president air to watch during last year's failed coup the courts in the southwestern city of moog lies near the luxury resort were aired on and his family narrowly escaped a team of work soldiers who stormed his hotel on the night of the coup the trial is part of a sweeping government crackdown in the wake of the failed coup attempt and is the biggest such case to reach a verdict so far. all right in our correspondent dorian jones is covering this story for us from istanbul good evening dorian tell us more about the soldiers who were on trial and their alleged role in the in the coup. well this trial is in many ways one of the most symbolically important in the on this night of the attempted coup they were bowing to an elite part of the turkish
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military they flew in by helicopters and sought to kidnap and possibly assassinate president one and his family who were staying in this hotel on holiday they killed a number of police officers earth-woman his family quite dramatically escaped from that hotel so corny some reports only a matter of minutes before the soldiers arrived that in many ways was crucial to determining the outcome of that very dramatic night when given the fact he had escaped he was then able by telephone a video line to call on his supporters to rise up against a coup plotters they did that they'd heeded his call in dramatic fashion with large numbers of people in the streets and then he of them threw into istanbul where he further consolidate his position the fact that these soldiers were unable to carry out that mission in many ways sealed the fate of all that coup attempt and that's why there is so much a time attention drawn to this given the the high stakes involved that as the prosecution charges claim they were there on a kill operation possibly not only to kill one but most of his close circle who
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with him and possibly his family a great deal of emotions have been raised over this case and now the fact that they have been convicted in many ways is seen as further consolidating the president and his government and their stance against the attempted coup and bristly if you can dorian that one of the soldiers said he was treated like a criminal from the very start is there a sense in turkey that this was a verdict. all right dorian i believe we have lost our audio connection with you but thank you so much for your reporting so far we greatly appreciate it art and we have some business headlines now for you because after a brief saw in relations between the west and iran those bilateral relations are now starting to deteriorate again kristie. the rhetoric between washington and
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tehran between in particular has been icy recently but that hasn't scared off foreign investors so far take iran's ailing infrastructure for example which is in dire need of modernization a swiss company is currently building the biggest rail loading facility in the country. the trucks wait in long queues at a logistics terminal near tehran in iran the overwhelming bulk of freight is transported by road traffic jams are normal especially around the iranian capital the eighteen million residents in the tehran metropolitan region and the automobile industry which is based here have a huge appetite for raw materials but driza shakopee head of the state run railway for the tehran region says there's an alternative he talks about the eleven thousand kilometers of railway routes that cross iran and about the same distance again is under construction but our goal is to be moving thirty percent of all
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freight by rail we're still a long way from that at the moment just over ten percent is travelling by rail if we're going to raise that we have to improve all aspects of our rail infrastructure in a prison just south of tehran the two most important railway lines in the middle east cross each other one runs from the port of bund on the persian gulf in the south to azerbaijan in the north the other runs east west from afghanistan to iraq. this was trans invest logistics group wants to invest ferdie million u.s. dollars in the next two and a half years to build the country's most modern freight hub covering an area the size of eighty football fields. they are planning to will dry port here on things like you continue your country you know in the country you know what's up the car really moving by trucks now we are planning the shipment by train
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from the especially from the band to camp run by train because it's more economy call and the. more there. to get long distance freight moving faster at lower cost rizza security sees rail as the only practical solution but he says iran needs european logistical experience to make this happen that experience is being brought in by private investors about this kind of foreign private investment is a massive help we welcome it and would like to see more of it and we're trying to remove hurdles so that things can be done more quickly up till now a prince's traffic of between six hundred and twelve hundred goods wagons a day when the new fright terminal is completed security is counting on many times that number last year saw a record growth in green energy above all solar cells the international energy
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agency reports is the first time more generation capacity was added overall coal power the report says renewables will continue to grow strongly with china the u.s. and india being the main driver african countries with their immense potential in solar power are missing from the leading pack ask an expert why in a moment first one of the few examples where a solar hast changed people's lives. in mary one jury's village it's a moment of progress she lives in echo in kenya the small solar panels on her roof didn't used to provide much electricity but now with a new system she can store extra solar power in a battery. you. might be in. the bulbs that i received a much brighter than the one i had before. and now there's also batteries which is easy to operate. through another old.
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british inventors came up with the system they've built a solar power plant for the village storage cells supply power to the villages small batteries via a network and it's saving the money on their bills. a survey shows that households in kenya were able to reduce their spending on light from ten percent of their monthly income to one percent. in malawi spending has more than hoft and in uganda households are also saving far more thanks to the technology. small regional electricity networks like this one in at harare will be the future of africa's power supply experts agree that the potential is massive with the right investments africa to generate ninety five percent of the world's solar energy powering the continent on the globe now for some more analysis let's bring
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in his with a german investment and development corporation a subsidiary of germany's state on development bank and an expert on the african energy market welcome to the program now of the potential in african nations is there why are china the u.s. and india driving the push in renewable. i think you're right that africa has a huge potential especially in terms of hydro in terms of wind in terms of solar and especially also in terms of geothermal and africa is doing a lot in order to use this potential for example we are financing one of the largest wind power parks in the north of kenya and we are financing also not in order to promote what we have seen in the movie of great solution before for the very poor so what has indus africa one think is that huge infrastructure is required and its remit costly so it called on the government to mobilize
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sufficient funding for that and the court also once again on the government to create an incentive. regulated environment which is conducive for the private sector to come in. and this is not easy to do that is the second problem that we are facing in the context of africa is more similar to what we are facing in germany and that means that for example the regions about the winter regime is extremely strong is not a region where you need a lot of energy so a huge amount of investment is needed to create a transmission line ones and i don't recall our example from from from north of the lake to qana five hundred kilometers of transmission lines have to be built in order to bring the pole or to load main load centers in kenya so is it isn't that what africa needs what this country needs at the moment help from the outside and if so why has there not been more progress. now i think what i mentioned
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in in a lot of countries the environment is not in place which attracts a private sector to come in so for example what we have seen were for off grid solution is a suitable solution for small in medium size companies from africa to provide sustainable energy for in rural areas but this requires also to some extent the sustainable environment which is a private sector can also take the risk of for long term investment as all of this is why we push very much within the compact with africa the african countries will create a discount of environment which helped also africa to make much more use of the huge potential to have in renewable energies bono and of the german investment and development corporation thank you so much for your insights tonight many thanks it is nobel prize week and layla has the latest laureate for you as our favorite
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week of the year this year's nobel prize for chemistry has gone to three scientists who triggered a revolution and biochemistry according to the nobel committee well they're credit it with developing ways of capturing images of the basic molecules of life and that's how to researchers understand how diseases target our cells and develop better treatments while our science correspondent will explain the ins and outs in just a moment but first this report on the winners and their groundbreaking work. in stockholm the announcement the nobel academies says jacques to bushie you often funk and richard henderson have moved bio chemistry into a brand new era with their research thousands of kilometers away in new york congratulatory messages for one of the laureates you all came funk was caught completely off guard by the early wake up call i heard the swedish accent of the the one who connected me and and the like it kept saying this is wonderful news
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i repeated myself and you know i was a very. sophisticated in my response. but the team sophisticated research is undoubtedly a major step forward for science the revolutionary method built on their work is called cryo electron microscopy it allows researchers to create high resolution images of bio molecules that means the molecular structures and bacteria and viruses can also now be examined doing great detail in their original state cryo electron microscopy has already helped enhanced our understanding of viruses including zico which causes severe birth defects using the method researchers were able to quickly identify key aspects of the pathogens bio molecular structure speeding up the search for potential targets for pharmaceuticals images from a microscopic world that could lead to meth said developments. and of course i want to extend congratulations to those three researchers who were granted the prize for
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their pioneering efforts in the field of chemistry and to explain the ins and outs of the research behind the twenty seven nobel prize for chemistry is our very own d'errico williams our science correspondent so good to see its always nobel prize week when we see each other these scientists were granted the award for improving i just have to look imaging at the molecular level explain to us lay people why does this deserve the prize well we're very vision. well creatures where we learned through our eyes that's how we understand things best and although for well over a century we've been able to predict chemical reactions we haven't been able to visualize things down at that atomic or molecular level until they're actually fairly recently really only a couple of days ago a couple of issues me a couple of decades ago for the last couple of decades and the thing is when so we know that things are going to happen in a child who's ever mixed vinegar with baking soda and
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a little knows that it's going to bubble up and it's going to produce e o two or if you leave a piece of iron outside you know that it's going to end and it gets wet you know that it's going to rust so we know that those things are going to happen but we haven't been able to really see them happen and we still can't really see them but at least we're now down at that level now when it comes to bio molecules this is very very important because bio molecules are basically life at really a very very fundamental level so this describe the electron microscopy method that they that these these researchers came up with has allowed us to see these molecules at this particular level that are so important to life in brand new ways and it incredible resolution and it talked to us a little bit about some of the obstacles that they had to overcome to to make these findings one of the one of the biggest obstacles is that all bio biomolecules there inside a living organism you and i were mostly water so there suspended in the cytoplasm in this liquid sort of matrix and they rely on that liquid matrix actually for
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a lot of their support so if you remove the water if you take them out of a solution and dry them then they're going to just kind of collapse but the problem is is that if you want to see them for example with an electron microscope that's exactly what you have to do because an electron microscope it doesn't get along well with water let's just put it that way so the the thing is is that you're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place if you want to see things at that level what these researchers did this cryo electron method is they they figured out a way to. freeze these samples very very quickly and if you do it very at a very very rapid pace than water vitrified as it turns into something that's not ice crystals it turns into something that's much more like glass and that it's sort of freezes these molecules in place and then they build on that to the other researchers who two of the researchers who were involved built on that and and worked on the resolution and brought up the pictures and now we're able to color pictures like for example some of these ones that we spent see back on the show
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which are is spectacular i just have a twenty seconds left news that we can use why is this important for us average people is finding more biomolecules as i said at the beginning our life so they have all kind it has all kinds of impact in terms of our health health research is going to help us tailor medicines and target potential pathogens oh right wonderful wonderful thank you so much darkens i hope we catch up on our next nobel prize winner thank you so much for now some soccer news now argentina paraguayan and your ago i say they will make a joint bid to host soccer's centenary world cup in twenty thirty the announcement comes after talks to plan the bid at the headquarters of the argentinian soccer association and when a scientist bidding is still at least four years away but the south americans are already expected to face stiff competition from european nations and china look you know going to stage the first world cup back in one thousand nine hundred thirty.
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ok to the future of. the most anticipated movie of the year thirty five years after the original blade runner sequel to the side by classic is premiering today in los angeles harrison ford is back it's rick decker day and a former blade runner an agent tasked with killing work and what's and this time the job has fallen to a new blade runner a replicant android himself played by the one and only ryan gosling little. david levitz is here from our culture desk to talk more about this new movie called bladerunner twenty forty nine so what's the world like david three decades from now and more importantly is ryan gosling just as handsome thirty. i think that ryan gosling is in a lot better shape in thirty years in this movie anyway than the planet is ok
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sickly in the movie climate change has run its course there are no living trees left in the movie people are farming worms to survive to grow food and the old questions from the original movie are back as well who is a replicant who is a human what is a human life even worth and something that the sequel does that it takes from the original as it takes us a few decades into the into the future and a scary future but one that's recognizable one that we can imagine could possibly happen and you know if you take a look back at the first film it takes place in twenty nineteen that's just around the corner we do have videophones like in the film climate change as a topic corporate control. growing inequality so it's really more topical than ever and the new film with ryan gosling takes it a step further. the story continues with the end of an empire the earth
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a place where all those who can have fled to off planet colonies. nobody is replicants by a robotic androids a still a problem enter ryan gosling as blade runner. the blade runner film worlds come together when kay seeks out rick decker played by harrison ford. once. i was good at it and. to create a sequel to the original blade runner considered a cinematic masterpiece was an almost impossible task. one that has to start with a good screenplay. it was already a profound. text. and it was the foundation for all the characters everything was there but that would not be here today. the
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themes in blade runner twenty forty nine. what does it mean to be human. the grim consequences of the haas capitalism. as well as. overpopulation. global warming. being isolated by technology. social inequities. the false narratives we create about. large groups of people in order to make ourselves feel better about how awful their circumstances are and it says a lot of things about you many deeds as a thing about our relationship with broken dreams it says things about. as human beings we are programmed by our genetic background and our. education and that we are like trapped by that but by that background and it's very difficult for us to get free while don't even know it's
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a blade runner twenty forty nine does nod to the original it's not a tribute rather spectacular filmmaking in its own right. now david for a diehard fans of the first movie that the main question is is harrison ford a replicant well i got an answer well balanced. thank you i mean why do you do you really want to know i think i think the people who think you will continue to thank us and the ones who don't want to believe it. stay on their path now there's a funny story about this actually the original movie which was directed by ripley scott ripley scott wanted him to be a replicant and was dead set on harrison ford's character being a replicant and harrison ford wanted him to be human he wanted there to be a human in the film that you could identify with now there are different versions of the film the original. released leaves a very open but the director's cut makes it seem very likely that checkered is
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a replicant this is of course one of the most crippling scenes from the original movie and this is something that of course you can probably fight over for hours. and i think that's what's cool about this sequel by the way is it doesn't give any simple answers it's just it really builds on the mystery maybe if really scott came back if he stopped making so many alien movies a. movie he would have you know made him a real replicant for sure now for many people this is the movie of the year and now we're certainly going to hear a lot about it warner brothers is actually scaling back the premiere tonight why announced there was a big red carpet planned of course and they have canceled because of las vegas because the shooting in las vegas out of respect and morning. you can be sure that it will do well in this in and cinemas regardless the. one thing of course so that
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some people take issue with so many sequels what are the movies do you think might be in the pipeline for another sequel we're going to well i think we don't i personally don't need any more early in addressing park movies i don't know about you i think that this really shows though that films that don't do well at the box office initially can come back can become cult classics and can make i don't even want to guess how much more how much money this movie is going to make so. there you have it there's more on this movie on our website. or we're going to go check it out if it thankful i greatly appreciate it. now six decades ago today the world world has news that russia had placed a satellite in orbit around the earth while it marked the beginning of space exploration and the start of the space race between. russia and the us sputnik which means a fellow traveler in russia blasted off into space with four giant antenna its job
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was to send messages back to earth via radio signals while the satellite orbit the earth ninety times a day before burning up twenty two d. . very very ominous there a thousand year old learn turn festival is the lighting up the night skies of hanging city in eastern china well this year the year show features almost one hundred giant lanterns from all over the region and other parts of the country the traditional event marks the coming of mid autumn as well as china's national day it dates back to between one thousand nine hundred six hundred i should say and nine hundred eighty. spectacular all right to before i let you go and remind you
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of our main top stories that we're covering for you this hour officials rally behind spain's prime minister as the country's crazes deepens the european commission urges catalan leaders to respect the rule of law after the region held a disputed independence referendum on sunday. u.s. president donald trump has traveled to las vegas in the wake of the most deadly mass shooting in modern u.s. history investigators are examining possible motives and hope the shooter's girlfriend could shed some light. on the rocket blitzer kelly is up next.
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