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not. the dawn of islam as of an exclusive d.w. report starting april twenty first. you're watching the news coming to you live from russia the q. is this britain of staging the poison gas attack in syria this as a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog travels to the site its findings could determine whether the u.s. launches retaliatory strikes also coming up the rape and murder of an eight year old girl in india as the conscience of the nation. once again puts the spotlight on
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the high incidence of rape in india and how hard it is to get justice for the victim. and reform but no revolution comes new outlines his plans for the world's biggest carmaker he says there's a long road ahead. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us russia says it has proof that britain took part in the poison gas attack in syria russia claims the attack was staged earlier the russian ambassador to the united nations accused the west of having this sole aim of overthrowing the syrian government he urged the u.s. french and the britain to us french and british leaders rather to for refrain from military action the us ambassador has said there should be no rush to launch
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military action on syria but added at one point you have to do something. the destroyers u.s.s. donald cook and u.s.s. port have been positioned off the syrian coast but if and when they get the order to strike it's not yet clear after this bellicose tweet in which he threatens syria's ally russia that missiles will be coming u.s. president donald trump put off a final decision on military action. but we're looking in very very seriously very closely at that whole situation and. we'll see what happens folks here see what happens it's too bad that. the world puts us in a position like that the president's more measured tone was echoed by the secretary of defense who said the u.s. is still seeking evidence on the chemical attack there's a tactical concern that innocent people we don't add any civilian deaths
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and do everything humanly possible to avoid that we're trying to stop the murder of innocent people but on a strategic level it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control at the u.n. russia's and voice said averting the danger of war is also moscow's priority but he refused to rule out the possibility of us russian conflict. we want to. look we can look stupid people civilities unfortunately because we saw with messages that they're covering for washington they will have it a bit because meanwhile russia says the syrian government is now in control of the site of the alleged attack and specters from the international chemical weapons watchdog are expected to begin their probe into mount on saturday it's not clear
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whether the u.s. and its allies will wait for the results before deciding on strikes. just a short while ago russia accused britain of involvement in the poison gas attack before that foreign minister sergey lavrov told reporters in moscow that the poison gas attack had been staged he said a foreign intelligence agency helped fabricate the attack in the town of duma but he offered no evidence. for you to do with chemical weapons inspectors will go to the city of duma where there is no evidence of the use of chemical weapons chlorine or any of the substance specialists who examine the area did not find any we have irrefutable evidence that it was another fabrication the standing involved the special services of one of the governments that is now trying to be in the front lines of a russia for the campaign. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov well let's bring in syria analyst khaled yaka a waste is with us here in the studio good to see you khaled what do you make of
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russia saying that it has proof that the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria was staged by a foreign intelligence agency implicating britain you're talking about a country with a history of information a country that does this information is was and he said the throat of the throat basically the book on this information russia's changes virgin's so many thought was one that isn't chemical only yes there is a chemical but it was done by that a bit themselves to get their own people but put this in quote takes we have it has thirty of the chemical weapons used in this conflict people in damascus if you talk to a close somebody you trust that the mosque is this many chlorine being the neutral it's not a secret this regime have used or suspected these two fusing chlorine and poison gas would one sort of thought this civil war team of international chemical weapons inspectors has now arrived in syria they are going to begin their investigation
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there to morrow what sort of challenges do they face the challenges that. this region now is in the hands of the see it is if you if i did this crime i make sure i'll hide the evidence ok so they're going to have a very tough time finding anything do you think they'll be able to to come up with and come up with anything that will allow us to say the chemical weapon attack did take place and we can attribute it to a particular party it seems that when they left their this sudden the. operation transferred to the jihad by russia took some of the wounded some of the casualties with them maybe took some of the bodies maybe took a blood sample is at least to try to to preserve something of allegedly happened because what these chemical weapons inspectors find is going to be very important for how this how the next stage of this confrontation unfolds if the united states carries out its threat to launch a missile attack or
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a military strike of some sort against syria which president trump has promised what consequences do you think that could have. i mean let's put this also in the larger perspective does putin want would three for the sake of bashar assad i don't think so but the consequences of this it would depend on this magnitude if you hit the base of the cities in the security forces the secret police compounds that has been dealing this destruction and death and torture and killings of civilians of course political prisoners see any realistic options for assad's opponents in terms of influencing the outcome of this conflict as a bonus of been abandoned by the international community abandoned by their allies for the sake of vic's that the good even to you which pronounced as selfish self champion sort of champion of defending this one is have abandoned that a bit callous thank you very much for your analysis a waste
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a minute east analyst focusing on syria. now let's move on to some other stories making headlines around the world today health officials in gaza say more than three hundred sixty palestinians have been wounded in fresh border clashes with israeli security forces is the third consecutive friday of lord's scale protests against a lasting blockade of gaza previous clashes with israeli forces have claimed dozens of palestinian lives in the last two weeks. u.s. president donald trump has lashed out at james komi after the former f.b.i. director launched a new book the memoir compares the president to a mafia boss who demands loyalty in twists facts to serve his purpose in a characteristically blunt tweet trump lambasted komi as a leaker and liar and an untruthful slimeball. and pakistan's supreme court is barred former prime minister nawaz sharif from politics for life the ban stems from corruption allegations against during his
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three stints as prime minister resigned last july after the supreme court disqualified him from holding office for failing to disclose an income source. in india the gang rape and murder of an eight year old girl has led to fresh protests in the capital delhi the opposition congress party in that country held a midnight vigil demanding justice for the girl eight men including two police officers have been arrested over the attack see fabiano was kidnapped in january then drugged and repeatedly raped over the course of five days before being strangled police and neighbors reportedly did nothing she belonged to a nomadic muslim community in kashmir in the country's north some reports suggest the attack was an attempt to force local muslims into leaving the area. local rightwing hindu groups have turned the case into
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a sectarian issue because the girl was muslim and all the accused are hindu the incident. again put the spotlight on the high incidence of rape in india and the lack of adequate action to punish perpetrators. protesters on the streets of the capital daily on thursday. hundreds of people gathered to denounce the killing time protest the lack of action by the authorities. i don't know what kind of fund reveal growing up in what kind of country we are in this country in which direction i can explain what i'm feeling because i am angry but they don't know what to explain the feelings. that is an attempt to use politics and use communalisation to protect those who have committed such crimes and a force that this infuriating and what i feel now is that there's an attempt what makes me angry no is that there's an attempt. after local members of
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indians governing party b j p barks the accused. the same to. be the supporters. and. also in kashmir hundreds of hindu lawyer in support of the accused men and demanded their release. tried to prevent the police from fighting their investigations of the killing of the girl earlier in the week. the new boss of box work is promising major reforms at the company but no revolution how about d.s. acknowledges that the german carmaker faces a big hurdle in winning back consumer confidence after the emissions scandal but overhauling the huge corporation will be a long road here are some of his plans. the new c.e.o. have that d.c. is wasting no time in his bid to make the famously unwieldy company lighter on its
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feet. so it still is this info expense in our name to make volkswagen a front runner if the industry when it comes to economic and innovative strength and sustainability. so much good luck that i think the idea behind this is our conviction that a more efficient company should be steering strong brands have a decent joint volkswagen three years ago he's been a success as head of it's important to be brand so he's off to a good start among staff members they're focused highly focused and also has an eye on the future developments. but i'm an employee here at volkswagen. i've witnessed him at various events. and i can say that he's performed really well since he came here folks like this new taller. and this is only the beginning for
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habitat d.c. he's planning a major overhaul of the company which includes a stronger focus on the old to make his business in china and then there's the question of efficiency how best to run such a huge company with so many different brands dissolution who can icing them in groups which he hopes will inject some dynamism into the comic the plan looks like this the company's mass market brands will form one group in it the core brands. see at then there's the premium segment featuring. the super premium with the company's four luxury brands and truck and bus which says v.w. is being prepared to go public and what about electric cars many observers say v.w. is coming too late to alternative drive trains but that too is something have a d.c. seems driven to change some football news and looking to defend their title spanish powerhouse real madrid have been drawn with german giants by in
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munich in the champions league semifinals the german side will be at home for the first leg in two weeks liverpool have been paired with roma in the other tie this second leg take place in early may by and of course are bidding for a treble under interim coach your pine because they've already wrapped up the bonus league and have a german cup semifinal next week against labor. and draw for the sony finals of the europa league has also been made arsenal have been drawn against athletico madrid while marsay have been rewarded for eliminating rb leipzig last night with a tie against. were beaten five two on the night in france to go out five three on aggregate. and just for the top stories we're following for you here today. russia's foreign minister has said the alleged gas attack in syria was staged. to be inspected by
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a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog its findings could determine whether the u.s. launches retaliatory strikes. on. the top of the hour with. or you can check out our web site. called thanks for. the. information. we want to express. facebook and twitter up to date and in touch.


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