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but only so. much for being fronted. this is due to the news coming to you live from berlin kremlin critic alexei navalny is detained by police as a rally in moscow it comes as russia's opposition kicks off a day of nationwide. the days are i was there in force across the russian capital as opposition not the best gather for a mock demonstration that all these officers are also rated security are also
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coming up. another day of heavy fighting in syria is our friend region turkey claims a diplomatic success in its offensive against u.s. backed kurdish militia. i'm on i was on a welcome to the program russian opposition leader saying the following they has been detained by police as he was on his way to a protest in moscow. raided his office a spokesperson for the opposition said that the police were using the ruse of a bomb trash to question members of the opposition the opposition has called for protests in over one hundred cities to the poorest of boycotts of the presidential election in march which has called a farce. then a volley himself is banned from. running jews to
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a previous fraud conviction he says was trumped up now he has turned all his campaign offices into what he calls protest offices who are in this we're going to cross over to our correspondent and we sure when in moscow and you are at the protests in moscow can you tell us what the latest is from there right now. you were. with well the profit protests here are taking place on one of the main streets in moscow. street and this square that you see behind me is pushkin's because square it's one of the main squares that's on that big street and people here have assembled behind me and they're shouting slogans like the thief with the czar these aren't elections and we are the power here so people have assembled here and then on the other side along the street there are police police vans police cars assembled and as you can hear maybe behind me at the moment the
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police is asking people to move on to let people past and to clear the square. looking at pictures of police and also lots of people gathering there right now how are the authorities handling the protests in moscow. well ahead of the protests as you said offices his anticorruption fund were searched several people there were arrested and ahead of these protests all over the country there were searches in the offices. as well now here in moscow the police presence now on the day of the protests is is huge as i said i was walking along this main street where the protests were were are being held and they were really there's a police man every policeman every five meters or so step. going along the street
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now it seems that that means they were really ready for any who came out on to cheers guy a street where the protests are being held and he was almost immediately arrested. ok so we are actually looking at live pictures here huge crowds outside the made national news paper there emily what more can you tell us about the detention of accent of ali. well i know that he was detained on to this guy a street which is one of which is as i said the street where the protesters are marching today apparently he was shouting thief's fifty fifth which is an accusation that he's leveled at putin and his inner circle several times. and of course you have to remember that. has been detained several times previous to this time today last year he was actually arrested three times.
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ok now we're looking at also live pictures of these detained detention here right now he's being arrested these pictures. it's something he's it seems to be called what caused him to then dozens of cities though in russia are taking part in these protests today how big were those protests do you know. well it's hard to know as far as i know there haven't been any official figures yet but there were protests or there are protests going on today in over one hundred cities across russia and these supporters have come out onto the streets so this does seem to be a russia wide protest against these upcoming elections which many supporters see essentially as a farce an inviting himself says that the. now that he is not allowed to compete
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there's no real competition and it's pretty much clear also from opinion polls that putin is likely to win in these elections and people have come out against here on to the streets of moscow and other cities across russia calling for a boycott of those elections calling for people to not go and vote because as they say it's a farce and only sure when in moscow thank you for that us. in the capital of african heads of states are gathering for the annual african union so mass reforming the african union will dominate the two day meeting headed by rwandan president paul kagame a who is taking over as the union's chairman african leaders are also expected to make a joint statement condemning the us president donald trump's reported slur on the status of their nations. well turkey says it has assurances from washington that
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the u.s. will no longer arm the kurdish y.p. militia and syria has also reiterated demands that the us pull troops out of the key northern syrian town of mon bitch turkish and y p g forces clashed again on saturday pushes ahead with a military operation aimed at clearing the kurdish militia from the turkish border area. kurdish and other activists say saturday's fighting concentrated in the northwest of the afrin region in this video kurdish fighters target turkish helicopters with small arms fire activists say turkey is making slow progress on the ground. president wretched type added one ready to supporters just over a week into the campaign he claims turkey has inflicted heavy casualties on the chinese. three hundred ninety four terrorists have
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been neutralized oh. and we have twenty martyrs from the free syrian army and our military the lives. of. the figures are disputed and cannot be verified independently turkey took journalists close to the front line in syria on saturday here will issue watch over territory they've controlled for the past two years overlooked by y p g positions on a nearby hill turkish artillery continues to show why p.g. forces with support from the turkish air force more and more turkish tanks are heading into the region as the offensive enters its second week he looks set for the long haul. at the kurdish demonstrators had hoped their protests would draw attention to the human cost of turkey's military operation in northern syria many of them have friends and family there and say they fear for their lives. they came from across germany united against
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a turkish military offensive in the kurdish shelled enclave of afrin. this is. her family or from the affected area that civilians are being killed the murder and hatred have to stop it's not rice. turkish troops syrian fighters have led a week long offensive in raging german kurds the use of tongues made in germany has added to their anger. it's awful to know that my own government is providing weapons that are being used against my people. go to stern was born in germany it's her home but her thoughts are very much with her family and friends her friends and relatives have been following every development on the news. communication with them has been difficult. there's no
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connection directly to melbourne on the dollar so much for guns not just rice on the border we can see into turkey the troops also have other weapons it's not only because. they've been shot but you can hardly leave their homes there's a scared for their life. sitting on flat for in two years ago with his father and two sisters his mother was too ill to join them she stayed behind with his two younger siblings and up location with german immigration authorities for the family to be reunited was denied a few days ago the family's home and our friend was bombed. our own two in the morning from turkey landed in our bedroom. one. brother was asleep and my sister was playing on her mobile phone. of a mother who was also asleep. brother was killed instantly
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his sister lost both her legs and remains in intensive care along with their mother who was seriously injured. at first i couldn't believe my brother had been killed. he was seventeen years old and just a civilian. he was just a regular person. the families are still in shock. they spend a lot of time looking at photos and videos by their neighbors in syria. i live here but i want to be able to visit my family i want to see them alive. for and for many years before the war started in syria she spent her holidays
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helping with all of harvest those days are a distant memory now the chances of being peaceful your home with her family once again appear almost impossible. to some of the other stories making news around the world. president. supporters have been considering. president. having to return from. the deaths. of. more than one hundred. in the us casino mogul steve when has resigned as finance chairman of the republican national committee it came just a day after the wall street journal reported that he subjected women who work for
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him to unwanted sexual advances. and swedish founder environ who turned a small scale mail order business into a global furniture empire has died at the age of ninety one he opened a key is for his department store in one nine hundred fifty s. today the company has more than three hundred shops across the world. some sports news now and in tennis roger federer has won the australian open after defeating murray and so each in five set thriller and melbourne with a secure is his twentieth grand slam singles title after a nail biting showdown which so courageous that each fights back to even the tight twice federer held his nerves go in the decider to secure a comfortable six one final set when. and so i'm going to say good news that you have parted ways with coach thomas ball's there to no last two shots on saturday
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the thirty six year old took it from the second divisional to the bundesliga last season but the club has struggled for consistency back in the top flight have lost six of their last seven matches cost involved his job. and venice is getting a head start on this year's carnival season. kicks off its calendar of events with a water parade along one of it's made a full week ahead of the official opening the theme of this year's carnival festivities is the circus hundreds of thousands of tourists are expected to flock to the carnival stronghold which is famous for its last great falls. and that's just take a quick look at our top story this hour before we go in. police and the rocks moscow which have been deployed across the russian capital as protests get underway
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in the city a demonstration as part of a nationwide call for action from the kremlin critic of. the authorities raided his moscow headquarters early on sunday. as a free for now you are watching news coming to you live from berlin as more of a top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information on our website that song for you dot com thanks for being with us. i. go grab the little succeeded in divining the shadow not succeed in taking people off the streets because we're tired of trying to show you. taking a stand. matters.

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