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this is live from berlin chemical weapons inspectors begin their work in syria a team has collected samples and for an independent probe two weeks after a suspected gas attack in the city also coming up. a concession or a time by boy north korea declares it will stop all nuclear and long range missile
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tests but leader kim jong un has not suggested his country will give up its existing nuclear arsenal. and welcome to the program a team of independent inspectors from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has been gathering samples at the site of a suspected chemical attack in syria the group isn't do much to determine what chemicals if any were used in an attack just two weeks ago that killed dozens of people the samples will then be sent to the netherlands for testing the united states friends and united kingdom launched airstrikes on syrian government targets after the alleged attack of the assad regime and russia deny using poisonous gas on the syrian people and say reports of so. attack have been fabricated.
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now amid the deep division between nations on how to end the conflict in syria the fifteen security council members and the u.n. secretary general antonio have met to hold informal talks in sweden the un special envoy for syria is expected to join them on sunday that's a relaxed atmosphere in this remote parts of southern sweden one many of the diplomats here hope will set a new tone for talks on the syrian conflict the u.n. security council and secretary general a meeting here for informal talks outside of new york for the first time we need to put lots of scenes. but let's be clear we are still a long. way to go to bring together the members of the political terrorist describe the meetings farmhouse location as highly symbolic it was the summer residence of dr the u.n. secretary general from one nine hundred fifty three to his death in one nine hundred sixty one when his plane crashed in africa under mysterious circumstances
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he still thought of as one of the un's most successful mediators in international crises in the face of today's pressing conflicts particularly in syria it's here that the un is now looking for solutions but with the security council deeply divided real action looks almost impossible if you look at situations like syria we're not having that much success we're still deadlocked and so retreats like this are very important for us to get away from new york sometimes and discuss these things in a way that we can really try and find a solution the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has frequently clashed with her russian counterpart during previous talks and in the traditional family photo the two kept that distance from each other a reflection of the political gulf between russia and the u.s. . north korean leader kim jong un may have made a significant reversal in policy after spending years building up his country's weapons program kim has now declared the hermit kingdom will stop nuclear and
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intercontinental missile tests south korea china and the united states have welcomed announcement while the foreign affairs chief federica margaret me hailed the move as a positive step but neighboring japan remains cautious saying it will keep up the pressure for complete nuclear disarmament. north korea's missile tests kept the world in suspense throughout last year until in november its leader kim jong un declared his nuclear force complete now state television has made it official no more nuclear or missile testing. pyongyang will instead focus on building up its economy and securing peace with its southern neighbor. south korea has welcomed the move as meaningful progress president our capital seoul people have reacted with skepticism.
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here on the all of them are the ones unless the regime changes i don't believe we can build normal diplomatic relations with our safety can be guaranteed either so that one doesn't put those are the ones it looked as if the north would denuclearize after the last two summits but now we're back to square one we shouldn't blindly believe them without thorough verification. because of the news of the. us president donald trump is also set to meet the north korean leader in the near future having previously derided kim as little rocket man trump reacted positively on twitter. this is very good news for north korea and the world big progress look forward to our summit but japan's defense minister was not optimistic stressing what was omitted from the announcement. just statement makes no reference to the north abandoning you can short and medium range ballistic missiles political
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cure it didn't this is. the prospects are not encouraging ten years ago the north blew up a cooling tower in a symbolic show of abandoning its nuclear ambitions clearly they did not end there . to india now following several gruesome rape cases the country's cabinet has called for the death penalty for the rape of children under the age of twelve it will require the approval of parliament before becoming law but in the meantime suspects can be prosecuted under the order protesters in the capital delhi have been demanding not only justice for victims but change as our correspondent sonia on the car and i found out. stop rape now the rallying cry for people at this spot a site in new delhi responding to a spate of brutal rape places across india in recent weeks some of the victims have been as young as eight months old. one hundred euro and if i had
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a daughter i shudder to think. that even babies are being raped it's so scary also although at the center of the protest is sparking money but delhi's commission of women she's been on hunger strike for the past eight days and says she wants stop until the government takes tougher measures to tackle the crisis she's demanding greater police presence on the capital streets and the death penalty for child rape it's a sentiment shared by many at the protest. they don't want the you get we need the death penalty and once we have it it will definitely deter future rapists think twice before committing a crime because their very lives will be at stake we didn't figure that one out but it was a growing outrage and protests across the country seem to have had an effect the indian government on saturday called an emergency cabinet meeting to sign off on an executive order introducing the death penalty for rape subtree been under the age of twelve but not everyone is convinced many see deeper societal changes are needed
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before women and girls can feel truly safe boys given girls are always being told to ignore boys who have wrestling and stalking them but why aren't parents explaining to their boys that they shouldn't her arrest women and instead respect them it's not girls but boys who need to be told what to do. for now swati monday was hunger strike has resonated with many angry at what they see as government inaction and a failure to protect the country's women and. now some of the other stories making news around the world at least one person has been killed and more than a dozen others injured in clashes between madagascar security forces and thousands of opposition activists have been demonstrating against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year the opposition says the three new laws favor of the ruling party and hinder opponents. saudi state media says
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security forces have shot down an identified small drone in the capital riyadh it was hovering in a neighborhood where royal palaces are located online video showed gunfire sparking fears of unrest officials say king solomon was not at his palace in riyadh at the time of the incident the basque separatist group is expected to announce next month the group carried out of four decade long armed campaign for the basque regions independence from france and spain it sees its violent activity in two thousand and eleven but just a day ago adds asked of civilian victims for forgiveness but that's proving difficult for some to accept. still has supporters here thousands gathered in b. vowed to demand the government move the last edit prisoners to jails closer to their homes the militant group recently asked its victims for forgiveness marking the end of an era for many here. it's pretty much considered
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a hope we can finally end the conflict in the basque region that got ashen within the predicament on friday published a statement apologizing to nonpartizan victims who were caught up in the violence. more than eight hundred people were killed in attacks the group didn't agree to put down its weapons until two thousand and eleven. journalist. was in the crosshairs for years forcing him into police protection he says the apology doesn't go far enough but i think i'm going to build on the demo bullets but i think it's disgusting that at the only apologize to civilian victims but not to the police or military what if he lives or make it that is that means that the terrorists still don't admit that the struggle was for nothing nor the another good for you know the spanish government says as apology was long overdue will be. all said and done it was democrats backed by the courts and international opinion that defeated. him
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didn't have. a bloody campaign that shock spain for decades appears to be coming to an end it is set to announce its dissolution in may. here in germany it's against the law to display nazi symbols but there are exceptions like when it comes to artistic freedom and that's what's allowed a theater in southern germany to make a controversial offer to theatergoers the show is by a holocaust survivor about the life of a young adolf hitler and now the customers could get in to see the play for free if they were wearing nazi swastika. media interest in the opening was high along with the police presence outside the theater it's a controversial play and organizers plan to provoke the director wanted to confront the audience at the entrance either way or not see swastika armband to enter free of the jewish star of david and pay. into others one of the main judi's of the
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theater is to provide a real place for a discussion and dissent and that's exactly what i aim to achieve we don't want the audience to simply sit back and observe what took place last century from a distance. but for all of us to take place on i don't hitler's birthday can stand city officials were outraged and the jewish community alarmed. among the congregation of the constant synagogue see it as being extremely troubling without nazi symbols are being used to remember historical events like this. you're right that russia could start by looking but despite the hype things turned out a bit differently apart from a few torn papers will stick isn't stars of david on stage there were no bands of audience members a bit disappointing a lot of nothing then it's a bit of a shame the director didn't follow through so was this all just planned provocation or did the theater change its mind at the last minute that's still open to
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interpretation. fans have been paying their respects to d.j. of the g. electronic music superstar was found dead friday in amman crowds and of the cheese hometown stockholm attended a spontaneous memorial dance party to pay their respects the twenty year old has been credited with helping to bring dance music into the mainstream because of his death has not yet been revealed. she collaborated with stars like madonna and fellow d.j. david guetta has had to include the european number one wake me up and grammy nominated sunshine and levels. he produced hit after hit he won critical acclaim and he played to sellout audiences. of beachy had found fame fans and fortune but on friday the music artist whose real name was tim burgling was found dead he was just twenty eight madonna who hired
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a vici to produce her last album posted on instagram so sad so tragic goodbye ideas sweet him gone too soon. to be chill had suffered from health problems including pancreatitis caused in part by heavy drinking in twenty thirty and he underwent surgery for a ruptured appendix and a blocked score bladder he spoke candidly about that time in an interview in twenty fifty. two feels like going from being normal to being like very like. him because of all the work so much workload you know i never really like trips to the hospital or there was so much going on at the same time so. it was. a real relief like a. long break. when he gets up at. the
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beach he quit touring in twenty sixteen but continued to make music just days ago he was nominated for twenty eight billboard music awards. thanks for turning it. to. think you're smart t.v. smarter it's like. what you want what you want to up to date extraordinary claim to decide what's. more that dot com smart.

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