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this is the news live from jerusalem crisis goes to the united nations the security council be voting on a resolution to reject president trumps recognition of jerusalem as israel's official capital now this is muslims protest against the move in demonstrations
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from indonesia to pakistan to paris also coming up. conservative candidates. set to return to power with a strong. presidential election the billionaire's when makes the latest latin american country to turn its back on the left. a football we're down to just. that was all took. their first home loss of the season. on the show the migration crisis on greek island lesbos conditions are further deteriorating for refugees there locals say it is only a matter of time before the situation turns violent. and evidence that poachers in tanzania were helped by un funded park rangers in the country's worst ever massacre of elephants.
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brian thomas welcome to the show the u.n. security council is set to vote today on a draft resolution on the disputed status of jerusalem the security council will be considering attacks submitted by egypt that after president trump said washington would recognize resume as the capital of israel now the decision has triggered a new surge of violence in the gaza strip in the west bank and protests across the muslim world. in the gaza strip effigies of donald trump and benjamin netanyahu burn earlier protesters carried models of the dome of the rock through the streets. these symbolic acts bear one message jerusalem belongs to the palestinians and can never become israel's capital. in the west bank town of bethlehem more protests on we are here tonight and going to. muslims and
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christians. on this account is just. different messages to all the war. first of all we are refusing the speech of. jerusalem as a capital for what it called as well and moving america n.b.c. to jerusalem. crowds demonstrated in turkey to the country's president aired on making a diplomatic statement in support of the palestinians. since jerusalem is currently under occupation we cannot go to and open our embassy but a consulate general is represented at ambassador level so we have to factor our company states god willing the day is close when officially we will open our embassy there. despite the protests netanyahu reiterated his support for trump's
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plan to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem and he condemned egypt's introduction of a draft u.n. resolution seeking to reverse the move. i would like to express once again my special appreciation for the determination and leadership of president trump and his administration in defending the truth of israel that rejects attempts to use the un as a platform against israel. just days before u.s. mice president mike pence is due to visit israel divisions in the middle east deeper than ever. while the u.s. decision on jerusalem also sparking protests here in germany a number of the mantissa matic in response the german interior minister to muster maziar says the country should appoint an anti semitism commissioner to counter threats of violence against jews and against israel remarks to the german media he said every criminal act motivated by anti semitism is one too many and
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a disgrace for our country anti semitism must never again take hold in germany all mainly arab and turkish demonstrators in berlin for example burned israeli flags a week ago and called for violence against jews or political correspondent hans frons is following this for us he joins us now with more. sadly we have seen similar events like this here in berlin in the past directed against jews directed against israel why is this type of virulent public anti semitism getting a high priority from the government now. well as we saw from that statement by thomas them as the other interior minister for germany anti-semitism is something that has to be condemned in any possible way and that has to do with german german history obviously during nazi times anti semitism was the state ideology and led to
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the killing of six million jews in europe and to germany modern germany post-war germany wants to prevent that from ever happening again so for the existence of the german the modern german state anti semitism in the sense is definitive is something on which the modern german state is founded and all german governments and all german political parties across the spectrum want to find even even including so of anti-semitism in germany to try and prevent something that happened to like happened during the times from happening again at the same time that means that germany supports israel as a place where jews can feel safe so the existence of a state of israel as well is something that is very central to german policy ok in response to the protests were been saying the german government is also saying it wants to make teaching about the holocaust to migrants and refugees a central part of integration where is that headed. well we have to see that many
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of the refugees that have come into germany are from muslim countries are from arab countries and in arab in the arab world obviously solidarity with the palestinian cause is a central point of arab policy a central point of support at the same time we find that this is a really religious conflict which at the moment focuses on the status of jerusalem which is contains holy sites both for the jewish and the christian and the muslim religion. there's a conflation here of political and religious problems but within germany obviously as i've said anti semitism is central to the german state and people that live here have to understand that they have to distinguish between the political issues concerning israel and anti-semitism against jews our political correspondent thanks very much for that. well
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a turkish german journalist goes on trial in istanbul today accused of links to terrorist groups now this case is set to test the diplomatic relations between berlin and ankara tolu is one of ten german citizens currently imprisoned in turkey in the wake of a crackdown on the media she was working as a reporter and a translator for a left wing turkish news agency when she was arrested that was back at the end of april now the charges against her allude deep back to two thousand and fourteen twenty fifteen when she took part in a women's rights march and attended a memorial for activists who belong to a left wing party so relatively old charge there she now stands accused of being a member of an armed terrorist group and of spreading terrorist propaganda. toulouse husband has been detained on similar charges but has since been released and in trial their three year old son has been living with his mother in prison for
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a number of months he's now not doing so toulouse trial started in october but was adjourned now the first hearing to lose lawyers said the case against her was not based on any hard evidence. constable you are the charges all sound very contrived and it's questionable whether these are even crimes we're talking about because they involve appearances at public events that weren't illegal and it all happened a long time ago so it's surprising that it's being brought up now so it's not as yet just. straight to istanbul now and our correspondent dorian jones dorian what are we expecting to happen in court today. well it is the second day of the hearings will probably carry on listening to the prosecutors reading out the charges and evidence against possibly some witnesses but little major developments are expected in this hearing what is
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a key part of today's hearing he's going to be that the defense lawyers will be pressing for her release from pretrial detention and possibly to be allowed to give a passport and travel back to germany this has happened with a recent german human rights activist peter storrie and given the fact that she does have a three year old trial and that child has been in prison for much of her potential it is made it very contentious and the lawyers will be pressing very hard for her release and i think also the government diplomats to. defense attorney says that the evidence is weak can you fill us in exactly what evidence the government has against. well it seems that the prosecutor's evidence does heavily on the fact that she attended this memorial and the funeral of. one of our fighter fighting a state in syria who is fitted according to turkish forces to belong to a terrorist organization now given the fact that turkey terrible for so broadly
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written it is very easy to be trapped into what most people would consider been not offensive actions and we've seen this in many cases across turkey and also we have this thing called organic links to a terrorist organization whereby you don't have to be a signed up paid member you just have to according to prosecutors what they have to prove is that you have the same ideas the same following the same kind of programs and very very broadly written and very easy to prosecute if the charges choose so but beyond that the fact that this evidence is seen so weak there is a lot of feeling that michelle tolu is caught up in these ongoing tensions between her and many of the feeling that burden has charged is that they are become pawns bargaining chips and in fact the turkish president referring to another foreign national made very clear that he was prepared to make a deal for an american citizen to be released in exchange for some concession from the your west so in many ways totally is caught up in these ongoing tensions between. briefly if you could during was the german government doing to gain the
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release of one of its citizens. well the german authorities have been working quite hard last month we had the german foreign minister here meeting with his counterpart in a surprise visit beyond that we have seen gestures on both sides we've seen the turkey german police cracking down on the use of p.k. k. symbols of the banned kurdish rebel group in demonstrations in germany on top of that we've seen danish you tell another german journalist he's been removed from solitary confinement in general east within the prison small concessions and crucially also saw the ending of a trial of turkish spying that's another concession the hope is that this there is a momentum here that could lead to total release from her detention during joins for us to the courthouse and in this case thanks very much story. well now for a look at some of the other stories making the news at this hour officials in the united states say power's been restored to atlanta airport now this comes more than
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ten hours after a blackout led to thousands of flights being canceled at one of the world's busiest air hubs the outage was caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility russian president vladimir putin has thanked president donald trump for information that helped prevent a terrorist attack in st petersburg the kremlin says a tip from the cia led to the arrest of seven suspects linked to the islamic state worth. of the russian agencies would pass on similar information in the future to the u.s. . we're turning now to chile where the conservative candidates abbas infineon has overwhelmingly won that country's presidential election the billionaire businessman sometimes called the chilis donald trump took fifty four four percent of the vote beating his center left rival the new era is no stranger to choice voters you've already served one term as president but he left office
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a deeply unpopular figure is promised to boost the nation's flagging economy appears of one back support and signals the country's tilt back to the right. joy and relief after a resounding victory. in iraq has successfully made his return as chile's president after his first term from twenty ten to twenty fourteen the center right billionaire thanks his supporters and promised a good future for chileans. oh they all put a hold of me we're going to give the best of ourselves sure accomplish our mission to not let down our countrymen and so the chile can return to the progress and development path. is god. will take over the reins from a child but she let the incumbent president his popularity do in the world during his second term under her presidency sheilas economy has been flagging mainly due
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to a fall in the price of copper chile's top export but critics say but chile's policy was also responsible. positions himself as the most suited candidate to revive the economy while his rival at a hundred a year represented a continuation of but chile's plans. the center left former journalist has conceded defeat the pledged to defend but chile's policies which include free education and better health care. i believe we can feel proud of our proposal but we also have to be self-critical we suffered a hard defeat in its unlit defeats that you learn the most we have to lift our mood and go out to defend the reforms we believe in and. out on the streets across chile pinera supporters are already in their best moods.
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their president's return to shift of the government to to write a phenomenon that's currently sweeping across not in america. or here in europe migration has increasingly been dictating election results like in austria like in austria as you know brian austria's new right wing coalition was sworn in this weekend promising to crack down on migration and improve public safety both election pledges but migrants also perform a unique function distributing wealth across the globe now migrants who have jobs frequently send money back where they came from supporting their families and to the economy there too would have to take a look now the six biggest recipients of these remittances are india which got sixty three billion dollars last year followed by china the philippines mexico france and nigeria and people in these countries received two hundred and twenty eight billion dollars from friends and family working abroad in comparison
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development aid last year amounted to just one hundred forty three billion dollars globally but the countries which attract migrants are profiting too many migrants have trouble finding work when they arrive in developed countries but still the o.e.c.d. says sixty seven percent of immigrants in their member nations have jobs and if conditions are right and vicious immigrants can also open businesses in their adopted country is becoming job motorists in their own right. chemistry is at the heart of everything that's why terry condon finds the subject so fascinating for the last few weeks the twenty six year old syrian has been studying the subject at berlin's free university all fucking essen waking up eating drinking driving a car it's all chemistry so chemistry is important for all areas of life you also
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have to have a knowledge of chemistry in our field of work oh i was among the things she meets and so have. cons planned he wants to found a pharmaceutical company in germany together with his mother hannah she's a biochemist hannah says she led a vitamin supplements company in damascus for twenty years her best selling product was a plant based treatment for hair loss. then came the war two years ago hen across the mediterranean sea as a refugee now she wants to rebuild her company in germany. in despair. german products have a good reputation internationally. because of their strict regulations their money model we hope that our products will sell well internationally help them precisely because they'll then come from germany one of them can have a saudi and. their home can equal at that i mean no i. didn't get that out
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of the. henna says the company supplied more than fifty products capsules creams and solves across the arab world but also to france and argentina the company had open branches in jordan in lebanon to now the pair have nothing and they have to start all over again. startup advisor pinkert is coaching the mother and son team here in germany together with the local chamber of commerce he's reviewing their business plan to see if their company can get off the ground their first business plan is ready. to get home now the priority is to change their refugee status to one of permanent residents. and that's the only way they'll be able to start this project we need a little money for that and we'll only get that if the resident status is unlimited photos is the only way they'll be able to get that permanent resident status is if
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the pair can convince immigration authorities that their business will work once that hurdle is overcome they'll need to find a bank willing to lend them a quarter of a million euros only then the pair say can they get started for the second time now a second chance that is what's thousands and thousands of people are looking for in the nigerian city of lagos many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life the megacity already has over eighteen million people and attract thousands of new migrants every day the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure. lagos the place you go to follow your dreams or at least in search of a better life thousands of trying to move here every day. one of them is nora she came here at eight months ago to sell children's clothes little thing as if.
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there is not any consonant. that just bring it on whatever you make it good people by. the influx of people has left the city bursting at the seams. congestion is a huge problem for many people commuting takes up a large portion of their day. i.t. specialist kamikaze has to get off track of doing to get to work on time. and this . is about twenty kilometers. but sometimes it takes about two to get to. lagos is now home to an estimated twenty one million people the fishies properly rising population is proving a headache for urban planners. so the government has to deal with the quick paul quick water sanitation you plan for certain population and at the end of the
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plan before you even start the implementation that number has increased if the numbers continue at the rate people have mentioned right now in terms of people coming into leaders on a daily basis in twenty five years from the crisis the city's infrastructure is ready proving inadequate and with relatively few opportunities elsewhere in one thousand the population of lagos will only continue to soar. and migration will also play a big role later in the show when brian will take an exclusive look at a refugee camp on the greek island of les busts but first i believe you do have some sports says right now to start off this monday morning monica football i'll leave because a poor start to the bundesliga season is a distant memory at this point they travel to hanover on the back of a twelve game unbeaten streak that's put them among a leading pack in stark contrast to the o's an overhead only managed one when in
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their last exponents they did games but this one turned out to be a classic. never spans were hoping for a christmas present but go getter much in heinecke was out with a stomach bug laverick was in for their part missing their top scorer kevin fall and the visitors still came out swinging lawns ben did to you liam brown's one nil but their celebrations had hardly calmed down when hanover answered yulian caught up in hospital for the equaliser. then félix klaus got brought down in the box and after consulting the video replay the referee awarded a questionable penalty because food through converting the kick to give hanover a two one lead. but only briefly in the twenty fifth minute i'd near make midi made it to all in this action packed affair and just before the half time interval it was klaus who hit the target to put hanover in front once again three two the first
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time this season the house of scored three in a half. at the restart leverkusen brought on liam bailey and it took the jamaican just two minutes to pull the side's level again. by what a display of speed from one of the foreign players in the bundesliga and he was at it again twenty minutes later bagging a brace to make it four three. four away goals wouldn't be enough for a laver couzin win. in the dying minutes cohen brown did out the four all scoreline in this pre-christian extravaganza. and joining us now to review all the extravaganzas from sunday in the first half of the bundesliga. address good morning to you know let's start with laver coups and are they the surprise package of the season you know i think they're their investments are really good returns specifically chippy bailey you know this is
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a young you know athlete very fast fierce with the ball they can finish strong and he has six goal. four assists so obviously he's contributing only assists side is well he's a nice surprise liao chippy bailey is but kevin foley is a nice pleasant surprise because for a german striker he's leaving the but as they go with nine goals so those are factored in it's giving this side fuel to succeed plus they've only lost the buyer in terms of the other table toppers i think labor couzin is a problem for any opponent right now ok let's look at another game now leipzig were in need of three points if they were to avoid slipping further away from leaders byron munich a run of three games without a win and seen them give up second spot in the table a shocker half on the other hand while they were feeling confident after their midweek win against. davey celcom left light sick after making just two stunts last season today he was in the first eleven for the six game running. and it took him just six minutes to punish his former employer the young german has now
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schooled in hof of his appearances for him. but just one minute later his side suffered a setback jordan torn a rega brought down team of vanna red cod liver movement from the light six tried to buy the foul. but hats of perseverance as a free kick found solomon flew to nail despite being down to ten men. in the second half celko struck again this time from a corner by one man down three goals up. toensing the red bulls with a kiss of the baggage. when lex extolled threw caution to the albany looked like nothing more than a consolation three one. but in the ninety second minute a bull over the top took like six within a goal of the draw. three to the final school
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a painful finish for light six muscle health and bad. but a night to remember the davies celko. ok let's take stock now in the first half of the season the been asleep of course on his winter break until mid january chris what's been the big story for you the first half of the season will have to address the black and yellow elephant in the room men clearly because they started off dominant and they went to a low and then paid to bosch is failed experiment enter paint this dog i mean this is a team that typically has been given by a run for their money it's a shock to see them so low in the table right now not second shaka right now is having that spot shaka is looking good it's very tight at the top of the table you have four teams. twenty eight points one thing that stands out though the second place team is far less successful than they were last season so that suggests it's becoming way more competitive a lot of teams have something to play for and reasons to play for those four final
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spots the champions league we have to see how the second half plays out if that competitive spirit will pick up exactly you press thanks very much as well. let's take a look at now what's to come straight ahead. life increases makeshift refugee camps conditions unsanitary and tensions the local population are threatening to boil over and tanzania has elephant killing fields we look in the reports wildlife rangers are polluting with poachers. all that and much more straight ahead. planting trees in order to save the land that's home to two hundred thousand people . dying is the forest man of india. the island of mud julie is threatened with river flooding. the forest judge is trying
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across the muslim world. and the conservative billionaire. is set to return to chile's presidency for years after leaving office he's promised to boost the country's fighting. well on this international migrants day there are an estimated sixty six million people around the world who have left their homes about seventeen percent of them are now in europe the greek island of lesbos for example is now home to thousands of them the main camp on the island of maria on the island is the maria rather refugee camp but it's the people living outside of that camp on lesbos who are the subjects of our next report they live in poor conditions the situation for them is getting worse by the day did obvious correspondent all over south sent us this exclusive report from lesbos.
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can barely move his fingers it's the morning after another cold night on the greek island of lesbos. and his friends ran out of firewood long ago. and they'll use what's left of this cardboard box to heat today's first cup of tea . from iraq he's been here on the island of lesbos for two months now in a makeshift camp just outside the morea refugee camp. course. we are many. through but we don't have. a different here just. next door is the official camp it looks like
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a high security prison made for refugees that have come to the greek islands in the hopes of continuing on to north and europe they have to wait here until their asylum applications have been processed authorities strictly for bit filming here. who are ever you'll look you'll see garbage and thesis and people living right in the midst of it the refugee camp is full far beyond its capacity and with more people arriving than leaving conditions here are getting worse every day ahmed wants to show us what's happening inside the camp so we follow him with a hidden camera. the air is filled with the stench of smoke garbage and feces the united nations high commissioner for refugees or u.n.h.c.r. recently said that moria was dangerous for women and children but they are the ones who must stay here. it
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seems like a miracle that epidemics haven't spread within the camp yet. don't give people to leave please. don't have security what. you see. many refugees have taken matters into their own hands to stay warm knowledge that it's getting colder they simply lied old trees. these trees belong to local residents feel this and still use visits his fields he has to struggle to maintain his composure. well off to come in but about all these trees are burnt anybody there's nothing left of these trees won't grow again they're finished there one hundred twenty trees and now there's only for a little bit about this and nobody cares the authorities won't stop this or
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compensate us every night these people cut down the trees and burn them. the village of moria is in a state of emergency. and other villagers me to regularly to discuss ways to deal with the situation with. the local mayor nikos truck haley's has just returned from talks with the greek government in athens the news isn't good. if the situation goes on like this it won't take long before we have physical confrontation up to now we are tolerating the looting of people's assets and it's fortunate that things haven't become violent yet. but it's a matter of time before that happens. ahmed al majid left his country to escape violence he doesn't want to be lumped together with lawbreakers he wants to leave less because but for now
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a ferry ticket to athens remains just a distant dream. ok with the situation clearly escalating on lesbos let's bring in now clare seaward humanitary campaign manager with the n.g.o.s oxfam she joins us now from paris good morning to you thanks for being with us this morning. you know we just slowly report there the situation is threatening to be to escalate on on lesbos right now authorities there are accusing the greek government of allowing the island to turn into a giant prison from what you've been able to assess is that the case and
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you should be no doubt that the situation unless the us both within moria camp and outside truly pulling out on acceptable and i've seen refugees sitting settings across the weald and this is that i have to say what we absolutely need to see is people being able to leave the island as part of the process in their asylum claims there's a containment policy put in place by the greek government with the support of other european member states that is keeping people there there is no way really to improve the situation on the island this is the solution has to be being able to allow people to move to the mainland whilst their son playing gets its head and processed ok say move to the mainland but what's the situation there is lesbos unique or are we seeing similar conditions on the mainland where the refugees migrants would potentially be heading. the situation in mainland is bad
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i'm not saying it's perfect and there's work to be done there too but it is by no means anywhere near as bad as what you're seeing on lets the silence at least on the mainland you have people living in proper accommodation not squashed into tents they have access to services they have they have the possibility of being somewhere safe while they wait their side and claim to be had there is more to be done absolutely that response to the greek government and europe has a response they have to support them in that but is it is by far a better solution than keeping people on the islands now ok saying more needs to be done one of the points one of the you called bottlenecks where where this is all being held up is the asylum process that it takes too long for people to have their cases adjudicated is this what needs to be addressed what needs to be changed to improve the situation in the cams i think there is there's several things that need to be done on multiple levels. one is that yes these prices need to be done
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faster and the greek saddam service has been struggling to keep up that needs more support and investment. bit but let's be clear you can't improve what's going on in the audience particularly there is no way to make it back to the best thing that can be done is that people arrive on one island yes get their fingerprints taken and then they move to the combination on the mainland side so they can sit there because it's on pricing does take a little bit of time but frankly one week is too long to be sitting on in those conditions as as your viewers have seen this morning ok viewers also saw some very angry locals what do you think can be done to head off the brewing potential of violence in places like lesbos. just thing you have to say and we've been really impressed at this throughout the situation for the two years we've been working there is that that has been a lot of solidarity and color in some patients from the greek people and for that
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we say thank you. but as as you as you showed patient is running out now and they need to be an opportunity i think people to be able to toll but as you as you kind of showed in your package the reason people have been having all of trees is because they don't have any heating the reason i have any heating is because they're in a polling and you know substandard tents and until back at his old bit the situation is going to stay really difficult and mediation is going to be really important in the short term so you tensions don't boil eva i think what's really important is that these are ordinary people who want to be safe and have a feature for their children whether they greet or whether they're coming from a the state and they now to live together is really important but equally not keeping people in such terrible overcrowded conditions and we need asian is is a is a band-aid it's not a long term solution ok and and european member states have as much responsibility on this as the great government clare seawards humanitarian campaign manager with
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oxfam thank you so very much for being with us this morning thank you we're here in germany chancellor all a machall is due to meet with the relatives of the victims of last year's christmas market attack here in berlin that visit comes shortly after grieving family members published an open letter sharply criticizing the chelsia for how she's handled the case our correspondent frank hoffman met with the relatives of one of the victims orbán the polish truck driver was shot and killed before his vehicle was used in the attack one year ago tomorrow. yanina orbán takes candles to the grave of her son luke osh the first victim of the attack on the berlin christmas market. the walk to the cemetery in the polish town of bani has become a regular ritual for her and her husband. every other day we have to tidy up here because so many people come from all over poland even
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all of europe we have to take good care of the grave usually its visitors from germany who come to lay flowers the cemetery is a fifteen minute drive from the polish german border. feel forgotten they expected more support and compassion from germany they have yet to receive a letter of condolence from chancellor. won't speak on camera too many tears she says the attack in berlin shattered this usually tranquil region of western poland many locals are further dismayed by the way the german government reacted afterwards. it was only in march this year three months after the attack that a commissioner for relatives of the victim was appointed. i think none of us was really prepared to say that what happened in france could happen here. as
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a result we made an error in judgment. it wasn't enough for the president of germany to speak with the victim's relatives. it should have been the chancellor that's regarded as a major shortcoming on the part of the government. is angry at german authorities at the time of the attack he headed the trucking firm whose vehicle was hijacked by the attacker. besides the biggest lost my cousin i had to shoulder enormous expenses because of the attack i didn't even say that early on. the haunting remnant in this bag a fragment of the truck wreckage is a valve that the police returned to our ski for months after the attack was out of action because of the official investigation. there was the loss of my very
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expensive truck for one thing. i had to replace the tractor trailer i'd least. then there were three weeks of inactivity and all the lost income relating to that. and of course multiple trips to berlin. he did receive ten thousand euros compensation from the german foreign ministry the same as the other victims' relatives the special commissioner maintains he's done everything possible to help her off ski's firmer cover but a year after the attack the pain of loss is still very present for the family of the. and we're going to talk about the pain and loss right now with our correspondent frank hoffman a put that report together for us frank good morning to you you've been out talking to the relatives of the people whose lives or lives have been devastated absolutely
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by this attack there's dozens of family members now who are calling for action are they still hoping that the chancellor and germany will do something to it least recognize their loss they expect a lot from the chancellor and first place expect that she's finally committing herself and and and it's getting personal towards the families i met as we just saw in this report i met the family of because open the truck driver the first victim of. the terror attack a year ago they were placed by the reaction of the german presidents the president invited them at the time right after they of the terror attack but they're still waiting for word of the chance then especially in the outside world it's the german chancellor angela merkel to make a precise lay people all get it are looking at and where they expect something like that from the government is looking into some new laws to aid survivors of
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terrorist attacks could receive more help for them in the future in the event of any subsequent or or other possible attacks in the future what we do not hope but to give you a little bit of a picture what happened right after that attack a year ago. relatives were looking around in the city here in berlin in different hospitals looking for the lost ones they didn't know what really happened there was no centralized spot on the ground where people could could go there and ask hey what's going on and in the same time even a day later they were still running around in the city and then a day later that we had a church session in the in a church next to the spot where we thing happened i mean that's all right as you're walking around in the city you don't know what's. what really happened and they already. having this church session then this is the first that that shall be regulated in the new new law as well as germany's was not ready to the government
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was not ready to give legally more money that is really needed to these families or should underestimate what it manes of a family is losing who is father the father who's bringing in the money into the family their mortgages to be paid etc etc this is has not been settled yet ok so there is some movement on that getting information out right away after any possible terrorist attack and getting financial help to the stilling limbs families are. you know we've been covering the story very closely and new information has come out last few days about anas the man who carried out the attack you've been talking to officials what do we know now well now we know that obviously he was meant to be a lawyer to bring out more information to give to the police more information by wire tapping him about people behind the scene of a special a in africa isis members of course and there's also
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this frustration by many plays people that they say well we tracked them they were close to him and they never brought him into custody and there's one idea that up is that that there might be also secret services behind all that saying it's better to have him as a lawyer rather than in prison ok we're looking to forward to hearing more about this from you frank often thanks for looking into this so far this morning thanks very much pressure and for an even closer in-depth look at this story there's a documentary coming up later today on d w the attack how terrorism came to berlin you can check that out it did have you dot com for the broadcast time in new york area. well as to africa now where allegations of collusion between elephant poachers and anti poaching rangers of emerging tanzania dirge of ela has received information that indicates the presence of rangers increased the number of elephants killed in the number of areas and twenty fourteen some twelve thousand
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elephants were killed in tanzania in and around the rwanda national park shown here on the map and greene a whistleblower has told us that rangers passed ammunition to the poachers and warned them of patrols our correspondent lizzie taylor sent us this report from tanzania a word of warning it contains images that you are may find disturbing. the brutal signature of the illegal ivory trade may be hidden from safari tourists but these pictures could have been taken tens of thousands of times over tanzania is ruairi a lost twelve thousand elephants in twenty. it was the world's worst massacre of elephants we now have new evidence that some of the very government rangers who were paid to prevent it were passive a killing. new scientific analysis of aerial survey shows clusters of carcasses close to three ranger posts the unpublished paper shows elephants dying within five
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hundred meters of them casting suspicion on some of the ranges themselves see the hot spots around two or three of the ranger placed and it's hard to explain those. except in relation to the rangers that somehow the rangers are probably complicit in poaching we estimate that around about five percent of rangers may have some connection with poachers that are able to inform them about the activities of the patrols. we've spent the last year speaking to those who were there at the height of the crisis one ranger fearing for his safety told me he knew some of his colleagues were helping poaches to give them browns for example the porter has a gun but he has no ammunition so he gets it from the ranger he says he saw phone messages between rangers and coaches and knew of ranges warning poaches of patrols
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it's a lot many of them do it is at its worst thirty elephants a day being slow says here was the ivory trade at his most deadly one of africa's biggest elephant populations cut down to a third of its size are evidence suggests that those who were supposed to be protecting them may have been involved in the killing and all the while this area was receiving millions. of dollars of international. documents show that the united nations development project helped to train and equip the ranges funded partly by foreign aid the project was held in such high regard that the organizations global administrators came to visit but approaches were working with impunity in twenty fourteen even tourism companies raised. after hearing gunshots and finding bullet cases scattered on the ground we were devastated.
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because the said been happening on our doorstep. for its. population. what happened in the well is part of a global scramble for tough fueled by the ivory markets in asia and threatening. across africa and many millions of dollars of aid to spend fighting it it's not about whether the money has been spent. on you. saw night vision. but it's what impact does. it show impact the millions of pounds you spend. the money in the first place. they say that elephants never gets to be killing continues elephants themselves may become nothing more than a memory. or a very disturbing report especially those serious accusations and let's bring in is
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author lucy taylor she joins us now from. some very serious accusations there you've contacted the u.n. development program which follows the initiative how are they responding. yes well the united nations development project sent us a statement in the last few hours it's quite a long statement but to summarize they say that issues of corruption of course the illegal supply chain remain one of the greatest challenges in the battle to protect elephants they say that they're committed to the high standards of accountability and transparency and they have rigorous systems and procedures in place to prevent stephens being used for illegal purposes we've also contacted the tanzanian governments which employs those ranges so far we haven't heard a response from them and as you say these are very serious allegations this area once housed was home to one of africa's biggest elephant populations and it's been receiving many millions of dollars of foreign aid ok we've seen
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a sharp increase as report shows in the massacre the killing of elephants what's being done to prevent that but i've been following this issue of poaching and ivory trafficking now for several years and everything from speaking to everybody from the poaches themselves to the people who are fighting poaching at every level and there are some very successful projects across africa against ivory poaching but this is a huge international organized crime notably one of the projects that is successful seems to have been successful in tanzania is at the tanzania government has set up an elite police task force which uses intelligence based policing going from the arresting poaches who are actually doing the killing of elephants themselves and following those networks up to the people providing the money and she trafficking that ivory across the world around the world and that so far has been seems to have
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been successful they've made more than three thousand arrests since twenty fifteen conservationists also say though that the most effective way to stop poaching in africa is to stop the demand for ivory in the rest of the worlds and there was a demand coming from right now mainly as a china. we know that most of the demand for ivory the moment is from countries in asia particularly china where it's used for ornaments and decoration it's popular in the middle classes that which are growing rapidly at the moment and that's one of the reasons fueling the demand for ivory in africa international trade of ivory is illegal so these ivory shipments to travel around a lot of the world before they reach asia and we've seen that they go through. through america even through asian countries like vietnam malaysia and thailand before reaching china so many people feel that there does need to be an international solution to this problem ok lucy taylor looking into this for us this
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