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tv   DW News - Asia  Deutsche Welle  January 30, 2019 5:30pm-5:45pm CET

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well. it's good to have you with us it's been called the united states wall the war in afghanistan now entering its. invading estimates but the cost of the war between nine hundred thirty two billion us dollars and two trillion dollars more than thirty eight thousand civilians have been killed there are other statistics as well they mostly speak of death but is the u.s. close to ending all that at least for itself in talks with. it appears a so-called agreement in principle has been reached between both sides. that. will not be used as a platform for international terrorism and
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a commitment that u.s. forces will pull out of the country but it's the afghans that are missing at the talks table the taliban refuses to speak to them still the president of afghanistan made his position. our commitment is to provide peace and to prevent any possible disaster but there are values that are not disputable such as national unity national sovereignty territorial integrity and a strong central government yet. the put. i call on the taliban not to be a part of the evil plans of foreigners. to accept the demands of afghans. and to stop the talks seriously with the afghan government and afghanistan so will the taleban enter into talks with the afghan government the answer to that question will impact the lives of some sixty percent of our population that's under the age
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of twenty five. my name is hussein i am nineteen years old and i work at a hairdressing salon in kabul. but i want peace with the taliban so that our country can become stable. when there is peace people can go about their business girls can go to school and boys can style their hair any way they like. it under. my name. and sixteen years old and i play piano at the afghan national music institute. it would be great if the government and the taliban reached a peace deal. if that happens everyone should still have access to music and rights to go should be our pals.
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said shifts over many ms cusser start i'm seventeen and i'm on afghanistan's new retired national youth team and that was the stuff. and women have achieved so much in sports and i'm optimistic i hope the taliban will accept these achievements. my name is sultan. i'm eighteen years old and i'm an afghan model. it also is a little behind i fear that if the taliban come we won't be able to hold our fashion shows in kabul or anywhere and i hate the taliban because of their violence fighting atrocities and the vision of the rule. joining me for more from kabul is as a researcher with the organization of the amazon i missed that mark must hold so for me from afghan department. electra come to you first how do you young people
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are not gonna stand feel about a possible deal between the taliban and the united states thank you so much for giving this opportunity as our young afghan. and as grow up and leave it at war i believe every afghans no matter from we are they are our blogs to reach political or economic groups they are the lives that. ask for a peaceful afghanistan. at tamms even it's a small one that support achatz to achieve these goals is it highly welcomed by afghans including afghan young generation. so far what happened to the taliban and to you as that unfortunately that going to what's likely still get so i think.
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the afghans believe that these wars that and profit meant. to us and that talk about it is that to achieve that unfortunately the afghans weiss was not on the table. and there are any voice there as on let me just bring in muscled from a bit of news of gondor bottom and i must have wondered what asm is saying to you walter written a lot about these talks to vet a voting do on a volatile situation in afghanistan as a long time does it look likely that the interests of the afghan people really be addressed in any possible deal between the u.s. and the taliban. the son was very right to point to point out that indeed stalks the afghan people who are not represented we have to remember that the current round of talks is between the americans and still are both trying to get something go for not for coniston the taliban continue to refuse to talk to the afghan government which will represent afghanistan and people in these talks so whatever
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comes from it from these talks which is still in their first phases whatever comes of it will be a deal between the united season taliban and the taliban will have to assure a united says that their soil will be going somewhere not used to be not used against americans but government drones and mechanisms for this do not exist we just wait and see what the final agreement eventually looks like if i can just ask you at the end as on your thirty two years of age and you've already alluded to this most of your life you have seen of goddess on war what does of god is the need for peace very briefly if possible. i think. it's really important a national consensus should be and everyone should be agree on how we can use how to deal with the taleban and just. elected what does mean again the talks
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between between the taliban and the us i think is so for what happened to be those two parties actually are divided on the dotted part in the conflict the taliban. acting like a government and the us us also disturbed him as a government which i think increases given international legitimacy to the taliban which are not the government of a father son and would take lauding the afghan government actually you put the afghan police to afghan government which is legit nationally and i think it's really important for afghans including young to be involved in all the process and the talks should not be really have to understand people have to know the truth of what are have i think about the effect and they have tried to to be involved in the at and they have to be monitoring everything and did what should be on the table privatized and hopefully that up in the morning into the future as uncommon
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from kabul muscled from the governors of qom to bob thank you both very much for joining us. we have to bangkok next to where this is what the looks like over the city today and it's been like this for weeks authorities there are struggling to manage a worsening pollution crisis today they took the unprecedented step of traveling around four hundred fifty schools throughout the city as one official said to prevent c.t.s. health problems among the schoolchildren of bangkok correspond of boston hot it is more. for weeks now bangkok has been covered in thick toxic smog down in the streets more and more people are wearing these so much so that face masks have become hard to come by the people are growing increasingly frustrated with the situation also because the authorities don't seem to be able to get a grip on the problem they have been trying different things spraying water into
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the air and even seeding clouds in an attempt to make it rain but so far to little avail the newest plan now is to use drones to sprinkle the air with sugarcane juice to trap the dust but until something works it's all down to damage control more than four hundred public schools around the city will remain closed until friday in the faint hope that by monday the air will have cleared at least a little bit. to the philippines next where these jeepneys virtually a global symbol of the country but they're living on borrowed time for decades they've been cheap transportation for millions but many g.p.'s are highly polluting and highly unsafe now a modernization program will force old of a close off the road by next year for jeepney are to some bookshops it's the end of a way of life and a unique piece of filipino culture. in the traffic cloak streets of the philippines
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there is splash of character and color. these are more than just a mode of transport these rolling works of chrome and covered with paint jobs many filipinos consider them a national treasure. looking at a jeepney design. watching a canvas at an art studio designer. jeepneys might be a breath of fresh air to the monday minibus but the reality is this. big polluters . now a new clean air laws are set to force most older vehicles off the road. that's bad news for g.p. workshops like this and the artists who work here. not all the producers here in san pablo are gone we're the only ones left. this is been.
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forty five years they used to be hundreds of painters like him now he's a dying breed. in a p.c. month he and his colleagues used to paint dozens of jeepneys today it's just. been doing this for a long time and now it may just disappear something i do every day can suddenly be gone it will be a huge change. for passengers the jeepney success is being billed as a big improvement. to modern minibuses will be safe. with individual seats and. filipinos beginning comfort and losing a quintessential piece of the culture. that's a familiar on line. and don't forget to check out.
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the water. it's time to take one step further and face. time. for the troops. to come. and connect. coming up ahead of me. every journey begins with the first
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step and every language the first word in. germany. it's simple. and free. all eyes are on washington for two reasons the fed's next rate increase. for the u.s. alone as they get better returns in the u.s. investors may pull funds out of the emerging economies with wide ranging effects for african countries and also in washington america's chinese trade officials resume the negotiations overshadowed by criminal charges against.
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tastes like chicken. even though these nuggets and passes have been growing is this what will all be eating soup. this is business africa. today all on the fed again to see if the u.s. central bank raises its t. interest rates in the financial crisis the u.s. federal reserve cut interest rates to virtually zero sheep money stimulates the economy but that made investors go looking for higher returns elsewhere many found opportunities in emerging markets like south africa and nigeria now the u.s. federal reserve has said it will raise interest rates again over this year and that will draw money back to the u.s. with consequences across the african continent.

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