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i have to give something back to my friend of mine which we seem to many of the others. will use surfers fighting against unseen police series starting in january seventh on g.w. . this is the daily news live from berlin a major prisoner swap between ukrainian forces and separatist rebels the exchange of three hundred eighty prisoners is underway in eastern ukraine in the capital kiev for more on why it's happening now and what the immediate future may bring
also coming up. detained in me in mar a court orders to orders journalists to be kept in custody for another fourteen days over allegations they breach the country's official secrets act and going to go go go go go go not monkeying around conservationists in south africa getting to grips with food or waiting but who inspire you waves of these uninvited guests as big and far away from humans. thank you very much for your company. in a bloody conflict that has been grinding on for years a rare moment of a let up in tensions ukraine's forces in progress and rebels in that country's rest of the east are exchanging prisoners ukraine central government is releasing three
hundred and six prisoners and expects the separatists to release seventy four of its captives in return all this after talks in moscow mediated by the head of the russian orthodox church. some are calling it the largest prisoner exchange in the east ukraine conflict david stern is in kiev david what have you heard has the prisoner swap already taken place you know as we've heard it's now under way but this will be a swap that goes in stages what we know at the moment is that sixteen ukrainian ukrainians have been returned to the ukrainian side as you've said before there's going to be quite a few more of them as well as three hundred four of the russian backed separatists that are going to be returning home now the ukrainians also say that some of the
separatists have refused or do not want to go back we have not confirmed that but there is a question of what the final number will be and as you said this is a major major exchanges also the first exchange of this size in more than a year so obviously this is something that people here in kiev as well as the rest of the country are watching very closely give us a lot about the back story who made this prisoner swap possible. well difficult to say what exactly the mechanics of the the negotiations were these are negotiations that are ongoing and have been going on for quite some time in fact the prison exchange is one of the main points of talks to go on in minsk among the what's called the tri party contra contact group but one of the people that's involved in this is from the ukrainian side is a man by the name of viktor medved shoop very interesting person a bit ambiguous as well as i say he's ukrainian but he's also very close to russian
president vladimir putin in fact mr putin is the godfather of his daughter and he's been part of these negotiations he's been speaking in fact to mr putin directly so it will remain to be seen what exactly is role is but it seems that he did play some some role in these dismissed recent exchange rate and interestingly in a related development we're hearing that a potential other prison prisoner swap is in the making because earlier a spokesperson for the pro russian rebels had this to say and that's the last thing is that there are sixty more prisoners and key had who were not part of this exchange they weren't included in the first list we placed them in a second round of prisoner exchanges we haven't forgotten them we'll continue this discussion after the new year. but at you all right very encouraging words there from the spokes woman what do you make of this could we see a cease fire on the horizon possible resumption of the peace process.
well yes very encouraging words indeed and i guess we'll have to see what the momentum is the ukrainians say there are a number of their people that are still on the rebel side close to one hundred so if we see further prisoner exchanges that's all the see a positive sign but ultimately what people are hoping for is a full ceasefire for a extended period of time we're not seeing that right now there's been heavy fighting in the last week in fact in the last twenty four hours one ukrainian soldier was killed and five wounded and we've also heard over the weekend angle america and emmanuel mccall calling for this immediate cease fire so far we haven't seen it david stern reporting from ukraine thank you all right let's tell you now about some of the other stories making news around the world russian opposition leader alexina vali says he's organizing a nationwide around on the twenty eighth of january to support his boycott of next
year's presidential election all the country's election commission has barred the kremlin critic from the march vote citing a controversial embezzlement conviction he says was politically motivated. the red cross in syria says the evacuations have begun of critically ill patients from the rebel held on klav of essent hota forces loyal to the government of president bashar al assad are currently beseeching the enclave where almost four hundred thousand people live the un called on the government to allow the evacuations of five hundred patients who urgently need medical care south korea says the comfort women raul with japan is unresolved despite the two countries reach having reached a deal back in two thousand and fifteen officials in seoul say the agreement over south korean women were forced to work in japan's wartime brothels fails to meet the needs of the victims. the in the nation volcano mount
sinabung has erupted again spewing ash almost five kilometers into the sky the ash rained down on several villages affecting thousands of residents the volcano also speared a searing gas more than four kilometers down slopes officials say there were no casualties of course in myanmar has extended the detention of two reuters journalists for another two weeks authorities have charged the reporters were violating the country's official secrets act that carries a maximum sentence of fourteen years the journalists were reporting on the crisis and working state where a military crackdown has forced more than six hundred thousand three hundred muslims to flee the country. the. alone in the blue jacket hadn't seen his family in two weeks. even so as he and fellow journalist
chose so-o. arrive to a courthouse scrum he protested their innocence. which is carrying out our jobs we would never violate journalistic ethics he told the crowd. in the frenzy no amount of police or press could stop his wife. the men are accused of breaking secrecy laws as they pursue the story of a military crackdown on range of muslims human rights groups and foreign governments have condemned their arrests observers say it's an attack on press freedoms. outside the hearing while loans wife called for him to be released. i want my husband to be free soon and i trust him that he would never violate the rules of law he has good morals so he should be free soon.
but not for another two weeks at least as the judge extended their detention cho so all had his say. we try to tell the truth. with the man level range while don's wife made one final bid to hold him. a trial date has been set for january tenth. votes are being counted in the west african nation of liberia after a presidential runoff yesterday or was also expected to be released over the next couple of days liberians hope the election will mark the country's first peaceful transfer of power and over seven decades observers say the election has gone off smoothly with only minor irregularities former nigerian president goodluck jonathan who is there to observe the vote count called on the candidates to respect the results and the will of the people. so as it was without this is.
because it was a source of the labor so the issue is now we know there's a if you when you celebrate it is celebrate and there should be because you go to the president of everybody if you lose yourself accept that it's a runoff vote between former international footballer george weah and vice president joseph buckeye both of whom join voters in casting their ballots. that are good beer because of the curse of democracy that we went in one time there were two hundred workers and i will reduce a tool. we have got critical process this is what the process that we're through we're willing to deliberate. born in a slum in the capital monrovia george weah star performances for europe's biggest football teams in the ninety's won the hearts of young liberians this is his second run for president. to do this. they said
i'm going to win. georgia. outgoing president ellen johnson sirleaf said rule cemented peace in the west african country after civil war ended in two thousand and three but the majority of liberians still live in dire poverty whoever wins this election will face that challenge and will have to prove that he can govern in a way that will benefit the country and its citizens now imagine coming home from work to find a huge supergroup trashing your kitchen while that nightmare is very real for many people on south africa's cape peninsula where baboons often break into homes and were image for food but now a new method of deterring the furry primates could put an end to this monkey business. a boon by glory in south africa's keep potential people bashes primate is an almost daily
occurrence thanks to brazen but boone's in south of their next meal. pot riley has seen her fair share of the monkey business. women cape town and come into our house and they make an awful mess live with it but not too bad they have been in my house quite often. not aggressive i did find them aggressive and they're not pretty interested in you they they were looking for food that's what they're looking for to drive the monkeys out of our bin areas conservationists from the human wildlife solutions organization have been testing a new strategy g.p.s. callers are used to track the baboons movements. once the pesky primates get close to come the boom boxes.
of pertaining. predators are. being killed they're scared to go. if you bang. reinforces this earth and. with the help of predators such as lions leopards and hyenas the aim is to create what they call. an imaginary birendra that the monkeys do not dare to cross for villagers in nearby her minus it's music to their ears. i've noticed in the last two weeks since the team arrived with what they call the virtual friends we've had . for the last two weeks there were there are magination are there. but there are. at stake is the region's famed been population until recently the cheeky monkeys would have been shot following positive results the plan is the system another key
. hopefully ensuring that fewer and fewer light fingered friends are killed unnecessarily. european computer computer hackers say they've discovered security flaws in public battery charging stations for electric cars while members of the computer chaos club announced their findings at a convention bringing together fifteen thousand hackers in the german city of lights on a keynote speaker at the gathering and former cia and n.s.a. data leaker edward snowden will address the convention by video link from russia topics in leipsic include the latest cyber threats and data privacy issues members will also participate in so called activism sessions that's a kind of ethical hacking to expose security risks russian deputy prime minister vitaly mit's co has resigned as the head of the country's
world cup organizing committee amid allegations of state sponsored doping of russian athletes while he was sports minister welcomed the move calling it a responsible step on monday he already stepped down as president of russia's football federation for a period of six months three weeks ago the international olympic committee banned would go for a life for his alleged involvement in doping let's go tonight is the allegations and plans to fight the ban at the court of arbitration for sport on that hawk and roland thank you so much for spending this part of the day with us the other news continues at the top of the hour. make your skin. smaller with. what you get what you wanted. to date. extraordinary.