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the city. for migrants your platform for reliable information. that. this is data real news live from berlin and hong kong police used tear gas after protests turned violent this after activists defy a ban on demonstrations and throw rocks at officers it's the 10th weekend of anti-government demonstrations in the territory also coming up. as separatists take control of yemen's temporary capital their former saudi backed allies call it a coup and more airstrikes. and lawmakers in the u.s. demanding answers after a disgraced billionaire jeffrey epstein dies in jail before facing 6 trafficking
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charges that could have implicated the rich and powerful. i'm rebecca reed is welcome to the program hong kong police have used tear gas as new clashes with protesters broke out across the city police say protesters ignored warnings to leave and hold bricks offices before they responded by firing the gas if the 10th weekend of increasingly violent protests in the territory demonstrations began in opposition to a more that would have permitted extradition to china and expanded into calls for more democracy and greater autonomy from the mainland. phoebe khan is in hong kong she joins me now fabian hi what's been happening where you are. been stating the police stations off home call for the whole day and today post has to
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stay tug at langley at the police stations different to districts across hong kong and also the name to the topic in hong kong by alcohol you main roles and struggling to top it off the maybe like at the entrance off to pos hop a tunnel to try to tell lies some of the trunk this topic is some of that this just in hong kong or pressure the government and we can see that the reaction from the protestors and the police offices they are getting more familiar with the attack takes off and they will yes more faster than before we can see the riot police officers they react by deploying rounds of tear gas us some of them even fired inside in the national stations so i always have see that both sides are not retreating but somehow it's less fallen compared to a few days. beijing how are they reacting.
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obviously beijing is taking the hot line approach to handle the issues in hong kong we can we know that the chinese state media the people say the past and publish a comment for you to condemn this so-called balance between the post has this and and police officers to. clashes in the hospital weeks and this is the major approach taken by the beijing government that they're trying to condemn the foulness and they're trying to emphasize the economic impact brought by the protests a week after weeks and that's why there is no sign so far for beijing governments to make any compromise. to 50 miles of the protesters and the holocaust it is and was so we can see that in the foreseeable future at that point to to continue and
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proceed with this approach and to suppress the post has this by addressing the post has this and making use alcohol companies forced to alberta suppress the protests and the rallies happening in home t.v. kung in hong kong thanks very much for that update. and it's yemen now where a saudi led coalition has launched airstrikes on southern separatists in aden after the separatist effectively took over the port city the un says up to 40 people have died in that fighting and the coalition is calling the separatist actions a coup and blaming the united arab emirates until now the u.a.e. has sided with saudi arabia in the 4 year conflict it's a development that's apparently split the 2 middle east outlines. fighters seeking independence from yemen south take control of the presidential palace the separatists backed by the united arab emirates claim they seized the compound without a fight. since 2014 they have been part of the saudi led military coalition fighting
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the who the rebels now the allies have turned on each other adding a further fault line to the conflict tearing yemen apart but a lot of them got it and today we achieved a big victory in the south capital they didn't win this turn pro governor pataki and were defeated. not the law. it follows several days of intense clashes in aden with residents caught in the crossfire. the war began 5 years ago when escalated in 2015 when a saudi led military coalition intervened in support of the country's embattled government after the who these took the capital sanaa. tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict the vast majority of them civilians. the u.n. calls it the world's worst humanitarian crisis an estimated 80 percent of yemen's population requires some form of protection or humanitarian assistance and millions
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of children are suffering from severe malnutrition. after the outbreak of fighting in aden the aid agency doctors without borders describe the city as a battlefield as civilians continue to bear the brunt of this ongoing conflict. out of some of the other stories making news around the world muslim worshippers have clashed with israeli police at the temple mount in jerusalem the violence erupted after jewish visitors entered the site where the muslims were celebrating the holiday of the al aqsa mosque medics said at least 14 people were injured. a shooting at a mosque in norway on saturday that left one man injured is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism no wage and police have arrested a suspect and say the appears to hold far right anti migration views the man is also a suspect in the death of his sister police found her body in his apartment. officials
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say at least 154 people have been killed in severe monsoon driven flooding in india all than a 1000000 people have been displaced or evacuated as waters cause severe damage to homes and infrastructure the military's been despoiled deployed in the worst hit areas. nor mike has in the us a calling for answers following the death in prison of disgraced financier geoffrey abstain has been widespread skepticism as how as to how he could have taken his own life in a high security federal prison just wakes after an apparent previous suicide attempt if the eyes now in face investigating his death. he had already been found injured in a cell a few weeks ago then the multi-millionaire was found dead in the new york jail where he was awaiting trial an apparent suicide. the convicted pedophile was facing up to 45 years behind bars on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. epstein
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a high powered investor was accused of having sexually abused girls as young as 14 at parties in his palm beach villa where he reportedly passed the girls on to his guests what made the case explosive was the few notes he has connections to public figures including british royal prince andrew former u.s. president bill clinton as well as the sitting president donald trump charges were already brought against him in 2008 a controversial plea deal spared him time in prison. if i wasn't afraid to come forward sooner than maybe he would have done it to all the girls i feel really guilty to list. a conviction for epstein could have meant the rest of his life in prison now many questions remain will the authorities further investigate the 6 trafficking allegations and will possible accomplices be held to account. and as we've just heard questions have been mounting since the death about the future of the investigation and about the circumstances surrounding abstains death put
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a calm as man has been looking into that call hi thanks for joining me so what more can you tell us about the investigation and what might happen now in these questions about the future of the investigation what we know now is that his death his apparent suicide does not prevent this investigation from going forward and officials are are promising that they will continue to look into it in fact one of the attorneys that's involved in the case said yesterday that epstein was facing a conspiracy charge so that means that there could potentially be other people involved in these alleged crimes that means others could still be charged maybe for legs alleged sex trafficking for helping to recruit these under underage girls into his his ring of influence. we continue to find more alleged victims as well what many want to know is will this investigation lead to the indictment of any of these kind of big name figures that we know were were involved with epstein that knew him that would travel on his private planes for example as we saw in the piece it extends from fashion to business always politics even presidents and ex presidents
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weed so the legal process it will continue this investigation will continue but of course it will be without the potential testimony of jeffrey epstein that could have been crucial and very useful if he had testified maybe in some kind of deal with prosecutors that could have led to more evidence against other people that may have been involved and given that people could be interconnected and that's really led to a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding this unfortunately that's right and you know this suicide has really angered a lot of people from the prosecutors involved here the victims the victims' families all the way up to the attorney general william barr even the f.b.i. taking the rare step now of launching an investigation into this alleged suicide and so the circumstances surrounding it people really want to know what happened here i mean there's a few questions why did the jail take him off of suicide watch for example he had some marks around his neck a couple of weeks earlier that could have indicated a potential suicide attempts how was this allowed to happen by the jail itself i
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mean this is a jail that's used to housing high profile suspects from paul mann afford to is currently in this jail. the the very high profile mexican criminal he was held there as well while he was awaiting his trial so this is a place that that's used to so housing high profile suspects it's something that does make it seem a bit suspicious unfortunately as you mentioned while fear is now surrounding the death of epstein including some being tweeted by the president himself and we saw this on the u.s. president donald trump's twitter account and here he is retreating a rumor about the death saying that epstein had information on bill clinton and now he's dead so essentially trying to link former. president bill clinton who did in fact know epstein but has denied any other connection to him too to this death so there's no evidence of that and this is coming from a comedian who's also a trump supporter but you know we've seen the president reach weeding and kind of peddling and conspiracy theories before what about the alleged victims here i mean
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they must be really disappointed that this case is not going to go as planned get disappointed i think is one word to put i mean this is the 2nd time now that epstein's victims alleged victims will not get their day in court and that's what many of them want to mean as we heard charges were filed in 2008 in florida that led to a plea deal so there was no trial no chance for any testimony or for the for the women involved here to have their say one accuser now who says she was raped by obscene while she was in high school she had this statement following his suicide she said we have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives while he will never face the consequences of the crimes that he committed. thanks very much for that update. what i'm olens on going to the polls today to vote in a presidential runoff election center left candidate sandra taurus is a former 1st lady she used to be married to president of our o. comb a pre-election polls suggest conservative on a 180 as better chances of becoming president turn out for the 1st round of voting
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was poor and it appears that neither of the 2 main candidates is especially popular with bush's whoever wins will face a major challenge and the country has agreed with washington to act as a buffer against a link illegal immigration to the u.s. . in a country plagued by poverty crime and unemployment the presidential election pits the conservative candidate a 100 giamatti against former 1st lady sandra taurus she has a narrow lead over his left wing opponent a former head of the prison system he favors reinstating the death penalty and has been campaigning on a tough law and order message the old stage horse and i have a message to all those brutal extortionists when i am president you are finished. buying you and throw you in jail. tauruses weighed down by allegations of corruption the entrepreneur has promised voters to tackle poverty almost 60 percent
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of guatemalans live below the poverty line. and look at ghetto is good but i want the country to develop so that people here don't have to migrate to the us. in the migration is the key theme of the selection much like the electorate the candidates are united in their rejection of a deal struck with the u.s. that will require migrants transiting through guatemala to claim asylum in the central american country. idea or in this deal with further increase unemployment and create a boomerang effect for drama this would mean more migration in. the next president is faced with the challenge of turning guatemala into a country that its people will not want to leave. and just a reminder of the top story we're following for you. hong kong police have used tear gas as anti-government demonstrations 10 violent it's the 10th weekend of
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