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depicts the contrasts of every day my. people cope with that. their sweet starts may second g.w. . this is g.w. news. tonight in a shocking video message to the world the proclaimed leader of islamic state says that the suicide bombings interim retaliation for syria the terror group releasing this video says to show its leader. he says that these bombings were to avenge the loss of his last stronghold in syria also coming up tonight
takes a battering from the second cycle destroying can just six weeks there's severe flooding with more. force in the forecast and spain's socialist led by prime minister says prepare for tough negotiations to form a coalition government his party won the most votes in sunday's election but not enough to govern on its own. a new voice for turkey international broadcasters including t.w. respond to the government's crackdown on independent media with the launch of a new you tube. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome they thought that he was dead but it seems that the leader of so. islamic state. might still be alive and still
in command in propaganda footage released by us today a man believed to be baghdadi praises the easter sunday suicide bombings in sri lanka which killed hundreds of people he says the attacks were meant to avenge the loss of islamic states last stronghold in syria. it was last seen in this two thousand and fourteen video at the al nuri mosque in mosul has been reported killed or wounded many times since this. shocking video in with me here in the studio to talk about it is analyst from the german institute for international insecurity affairs here in berlin and it's good to see you again what do you make of this video i mean first of all can we be sure that this is who we think it is well i think so he looks like. he has grown old and he's not really concentrating he doesn't speak as well as he did when he
announced his caliphate in the nude at the ins on the mosque in the most sort of five years ago but he's he's there and he's talking to his supporters he's in contact with the organization as it seems he mentions the attacks in saudi arabia recently and the attack in sri lanka most importantly it was only a week ago which is only a week ago and i think that's the reason why he appears now he wanted to show that after the losses in syria of the loss of the last village by who's in eastern syria months ago the organization. still alive and kicking not only in sri lanka but also in saudi arabia and as we know in iraq this is a disturbing message he's saying we may not have a land caliph it but the organization is still able to attack where and when it wants to well we know that. the organization has prepared for the day when they
lose. territory in iraq in syria by building i.a.s. provinces from two thousand and fourteen in libya on the sinai in yemen and in many many other countries even the philippines and thereby they have broadened they have widened the front and he talks in in this video he keeps talking about the provinces and about the need to fight the west world wide. we knew that isis is still alive he must know that as well so why publish this video what's the purpose of showing his face to the world to get i think the purpose is to show the whole world that. he has not been defeated in many important politicians believe that that the fight is over iraq and syria they have said said that and the fight in iraq in syria is not of i.a.s.
is going back to its former self it has been an underground organization already between two thousand and six and two thousand and eleven in iraq the organization is back in northern iraq the organization is perpetrating attacks in syria and even more so than in the years between two thousand and six and two thousand and ten no it has it's. all over the muslim world who have proven to be very effective just like in sri lanka only a week ago assuming this video is authentic what does it tell us about the power that. may or may not have now i mean is he the same leader that he was five years ago no definitely not he's he's not ruling a territory anymore he is very secretive he has always been very secretive but there are no hints in this video as to where he might hide you don't see the faces of his five or six supporters that are present. it him in the video and it shows
that he had to go into hiding and the video shows that i.a.s. where he is is an underground organization it's not an organization that is controlling territory anymore and because the organization has been defeated militarily all that territory has been defeated militarily he has to prove that he's still there and that is why we saw the attacks in sri lanka and in saudi arabia and that's why we see this video today he looks older as you said and we were also talking in the newsroom that he looks like he has gained weight over the last five years but his hands also look like they're swollen that maybe he's not healthy i mean what can we try to glean from this little bit of video well i have heard from friends in. the services that he has been hit that he was injured a while ago that small reliable than all the all these news about his death and it
seems to me that he's not as eloquent as he has been in two thousand and fourteen he seems to have problems speaking quickly. he's still speaks clearly but his arabic is not as fluent as it was five years ago he did study with the german institute for international security affairs as always we appreciate your analysis very important tonight thank you for your remains tense after the easter sunday bombings the catholic church there is urging the government to crack down harder on islamic extremists the archbishop of colombo said that the church might not be able to stop people taking the wall into with their own hands if the government fails to prove it further attacks. the scenes of everyday life on the streets of colombo underlying tension. after sunday's deadly bombings security remains tight for good reason officials say that terrorists are planning another wave of attacks
using military uniforms and vehicles to disguise themselves. the police are racing to root out the two extremist groups behind the massacre. on friday fifteen people died when security forces stormed the safe house in the city of terrorists. three of those killed were his relatives. prime minister around the. told the press at large amounts of chemicals have been found in the raid he said efforts must now focus on finding those that are ready to strike again. immediately and. to help find an emergency law has the use of face veils the move has been criticized by some who feel that it will alienate the country's muslim minority but for many muslims security concerns that way are just sensitivities for now. this is the.
moment. the moment is not good yeah we have it all a sham and he saw that in the. next spring. but even if police manage to stop further attacks and religious tensions don't get out of hand the country's tourism chief estimates choice numbers will plunge by in the coming months. and that's certain to have a lasting effect on sri lanka's economic wellbeing. well here's some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world at least six people are dead. on a church in the north of. worshippers in the silk they were leaving sunday services authorities say it's the first attack on the church since violence broke out in the country in two thousand and sixteen the commander of the u.s. military prison at guantanamo bay in cuba has been fired
a statement from the u.s. southern command cited a loss of confidence in the ability of rear admiral john ring to lead. the controversial prison at guantanamo was set up to detain suspected terrorists captured overseas after the nine eleven terror attacks in the us marine experts say a balloon will that spin harassing boats in the arctic norway area may have been trained by the russian military fishermen first raised the alarm last week after they saw the whale wearing a strange harness swimming around their boat tugging at ropes in straps russia is suspected of training sea mammals for special operations it has a military base in nearby more months. more rain is forecast for northern mozambique it has suffered severe flooding since cyc lone kennedy you see it right there made landfall on sunday killing thirty eight people
poor weather conditions of grounded flights and hindered aid efforts can it is the second cycle to devastate the country in two months six weeks ago cyclon edict devastated the region bera father cells. they can't get rid of the water quickly enough the rain here in pemba the northernmost on baek keeps on coming. road snarr resemble refers to actual rivers have burst that banks leaving huge areas underwater. when the aid agencies say cyclon kenneth's will bring twice as much rain is e.t.i. entire crop fields have been wiped out and people a shortage of food. you know they're really busy making these. good people and this is great but i think they have some something that the people
. the sheer amount of water on the ground is making it difficult to access the affected areas rescuers from brazil are on the scene that come with boats because at the moment it's too dangerous for helicopters to fly but helicopters are what's really needed with many stranded without supplies. and want to help. police people. one people going to help them get until help arrives all they can do is wait counting the cost of the latest tropical disaster to land on mozambique shores. our correspondent adrian creech is in pemba in northern mozambique was in. the path of. it's been raining continuously here ever since i can kenneth it to the city and the surroundings and you can see the first consequences down here and much light hits these houses several of them were
destroyed about six people were killed here if we have a look over there this is a trash sided dump site that coursed this might slide because of the continuous rain the rubble started moving went down and affected these houses the bad news is the weather forecast does not look good for the next days it is going to rain again and again at least for the next week and this is what concerns the organizations and rescue teams here most they still cannot go out to the rural areas so we up until now not sure how strong the damage really is that was adrian creech there reporting from mozambique now here in europe spain's general election prime minister says he is celebrating a victory for his party the governing socialist one the country's national election yesterday but fell well short of a parliamentary majority with just twenty nine percent of the vote. to form a coalition government a process that could take weeks or even months sunday's vote also sold the far
right into parliament for the first time since the end of military rule in one thousand nine hundred seventy five the party took ten percent of the vote. we're joined now by journalist. in madrid it's good to have you on the program majority here for any party but a victory nonetheless for the socialists how did they pull that off i mean is it really a victory at the end of the day. well definitely i think that this has been a campaign based more on identity rather than policies and it was more about values and how we are spawning as heal ourselves as a society and a nation and for the first time for example the ghetto and conflict was not. that significant and we've come back to left and right to the to those blogs and i think that better time to read that it's an area of really well and from the beginning
here slowly to the threat of the rise of the far right and it was the values of vault which represented the past or this social value with represented by the left wing where the only way to the future to and he had a sense of percentage a feast was the only as the only strong you know five hundred able to a far right and it worked for him it was really well it worked really well election day but now he has to of course put together a governing coalition what are pederast launches his options to do that. well but responsive how through the minority for ten months let's not forget that is true that he has a lot had a lot of problems but he has now a more stronger position in parliament than. a month ago or two months ago and it looks like he's going to try to form as solo government at the moment with one of
agreement to the left the right and also the got tell him part you look at t.v. moment as a quality ition with a full day month and just thirty five people the most is almost ruled out of the moment because it will make it very difficult for scientists to reach broader consensus empowerment and probably at some point maybe in a year time or even less we will end up seeing a more stable agreement between devotionally used and few that i know the liberal democrats because they will be able to forge a very confortable absolute majority in parliament that that won't definitely happened until the end of may and the elections the european elections and the regional elections joe that's true and after three elections of four years with. the spanish people will not have to deal with an election deal for a while at least high level this with us joining us tonight from madrid hungary thank you very much we appreciate your insights tonight thank you. a new report
by the stockholm international peace research institute or see for it shows a rise in global military spending once again much of the increase is driven by the us was steered spent almost as much on its military as the next eight countries combined but china and eastern european countries are also spending more on defense . military preparedness calls for tanks bombs and grenades in the face of growing global tensions many countries are arming themselves more than ever. between one thousand nine hundred ninety eight and twenty eighteen worldwide defense spending rose almost continuously with one plateau to nearly two trillion dollars a year and twenty eighteen a sharp increase over twenty seventeen. the u.s. is by far the biggest spender on weapons and it shows no sign of changing course in
twenty eighteen washington increased its military spending for the first time in seven years. china has the second largest defense budget which it also boosted in twenty eighteen saudi arabia a traditionally well armed country with the third largest budget reduced its spending india and france increase their defense budgets last year as did russia. major world powers china and india have outpaced russia in their defense spending which is why the asia pacific region is sent to be arming itself by contrast african countries spending on weapons has declined. eastern europe and parts of the middle east have also reduced their defense budgets according to available data. but that has no bearing on the overall trend for many countries the requirements
for security have never been higher. or the u.s. is renewed saying sions against iran take effect next month they are likely to hit hard because of crucial oil exports which will be halted the international monetary fund expects iran's recession to deepen with the economy contract being by six percent. here in teheran people are exchanging realises fast as they can faith in the iranian currency has fallen dramatically it now takes a stack of them one hundred forty four thousand at the moment to purchase a single dollar and most people fear the u.s. sanctions will drive the rio down even further. with this of course the country's revenues are going to drop and maybe the real value will drop as well and the end the pressure that they're putting on this is pressure on the people. it is not enough you know you some people have fixed limited wages like us. when prices
rose we had to change a lot of things our rent were not. then we were forced to spend our money on rent instead of food at. the i.m.f. has warned that inflation will drive prices even further in the country this year and that would drive many more iranians into poverty this would have. an impact on social specially that that they sentients have led to an increase in inflation with inflation. reaching a fifty percent before of course any economy will suffer. recession as the iranian government says it's considering counter measures to u.s. sanctions and it's even threaten to close the straits of hormuz a key passage for international trade. it is a centuries old afghan tradition when the country needs to settle matters of
national importance a lawyer or grand assembly is called the latest involving a thirty two hundred delegates from the country's different tribal groups is meeting to discuss peace talks with the taliban. delegates from all over afghanistan converged on kabul for the first loya jirga in six years. the assembly will spend four days discussing whether to negotiate with the taliban or not. we will call on the taliban to enter into peace talks with the afghan government as we have done before and this is a common view among afghans who are weary of war delegates will try to reach a common approach to peace talks with the taliban if and when they take place. the issues that are not up for negotiation are human rights freedom of expression civil rights the political system and the national constitution those are our red lines.
both the u.s. and russia have tried to do with the taliban to the negotiating table so far without success the u.s. special representative appeared on afghan t.v. to outline the conditions for a peace deal. a long term ceasefire will be necessary for a deal to be reached as well as a commitment to long term peace. and. so far the taliban has refused to enter into talks with the afghan government. japan is preparing to mark the end of an error on tuesday with the abdication of emperor akihito after a thirty year reign he is the first japanese monarch to abdicate in two centuries. he wears the akihito was a groundbreaking figure long before he became emperor in one nine hundred fifty nine he married a commoner. a major taboo but the people loved it the couple recently celebrated their sixtieth anniversary. and seto she hoped their union will
last that long the two wanted to marry during the akihito era they are nearly out of time with his abdication looming. i spent thirty years of my life in this era since i was a year old we have lived through catastrophes but i want to keep this time in my heart and enjoy the new era they have always stays there not the only one. now akihito is abdicating the first emperor to do so for two hundred years now with a few years ago after two operations. i sensed that my ability to lead was fading also in view of my age i'm worried that i can't fulfill my job a symbol of the state with all my strength as i have till now. and.
back each of us role is partly to act as the conscience of the nation is the official defender of the pacifist constitution visiting war memorials and paying homage to victims of japanese aggression he's criticized him to justify japan's military history including by the ruling conservatives under prime minister shinzo abi akitas son never heechul is supposed to carry on the tradition. of it the two of them have a father son relationship. i think the father has always passed on his wisdom not that he says you have to do this but i think the future emperor has learned much from the old one. a man rushes from the crowd just akihito his wedding didn't go off without a hitch stones were thrown and people trying to climb into the imperial coach me once a toshi enjoyed a day of peace and harmony. on the w. has teamed up with other major international broadcasters to launch
a new source of independent information for turkey plus ninety started today on you tube it is a joint venture between the b.b.c. france twenty four and voice of america it's a response to the turkish government's crackdown on reporting and the jailing of independent journalists. living in a diverse complicated country tested by tara and upheaval. there the future of turkey the end of thirty five c. make up half the population there the target audience of plus ninety minute voice in the media and it's now on you tube. manages from the full media groups involved launched plus nineteen a stumble on monday it a report in-depth on issues including how refugees and people a fairing youth unemployment and the crisis in turkey's building industry. i hope that we will have a significant amount of regular users who see in the channel
a window also to all countries and an open window between countries and that we can contribute some information which might be not available for the moment here and so i think we want to become relevant. and know let's see how the view is and users are using it here in turkey. in an era of so-called fake news plus ninety will also affect check claims made by public figures and institutions its name is the number of. turkey's international telephone code the channel operates with an outsider's perspective the result of a unique european and transatlantic cooperation between four international public broadcasters alongside dortch about a voice of america in france media mullens the b.b.c. wants to see what could we build that where we'd be better and stronger together and you cheap is the kind of platform that rewards a bigger wider deep offer and audiences will come soon congregate around that so it
really made sense to do this project together rather than separately. those launching the channel say they don't just want to tell younger turks about the world around them but hope plus ninety will become a home for debate. i hope that older young people here in turkey will watch us that it's very important to us that we're hitting a note in the turkish society and this of course we want to do with all what is needed for digital platforms for you to you tube and we want to do that with constructive journalism and every opinion minute matters to. few would disagree the world needs more safe places for different ideas and constructive journalism. you're watching t.w. news after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that.
dangerous. there's john good to see people move south so they can plant crops and find food. floods and droughts will climate change become the main driver of mass migration you can write any are going to use not if you want them probably most of them will come from. the carnifex of this starts it will thirty years on t w. i'm not laughing cabbage and i guess sometimes i am but i said nothing when picked up a piece of german thinks and you can see the german culture of looking at the stereotypes clad in here think it's beautiful country that i doubt i'm the time. needed to take his grandmother day out to eat it's all that they know i'm a joke join me from the german sunday w. . post what's the connection between bread flour and the european union so
he knows guilt not a w correspondent and the baker john stretch this second line with the wants sex by the senior. tots. snapping recipes for success strategy that make a difference. baking bread on d.w. . spain's prime minister son chez has emerged as the clear cut winner in his country's general election his socialist party increase the number of seats in parliament but how long will mr sanchez keep smiling spain has no tradition of coalition governments but it appears mr sanchez is socialist will have to find a partner or maybe call another election and for the first time since the end of