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this is news live from berlin where preparations are under way for a major international summit and of resolving libya's civil war the head of the summit germany's foreign minister met with rebel commander off car in benghazi after says he'll attend the berlin conference and he's committed himself in principle to a cease fire. also coming up the wrong supreme leader lashes out against the united states and a greater sermon and friday prayers ayatollah ali khamenei dismissed president trump as a clown who wants to push in toys his dagger into braun's chest costs from planes
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was splotch needed rain blankets australia after months of catastrophic bushfires the parts of the country are now struggling to cope with the downfall and there is more rain in the form. i'm called aspen thanks for joining us germany is leading a major push for peace in libya on sunday berlin will host an international conference bringing together libya's main warring parties and their powerful international allies as well german foreign minister heiko moss has been in benghazi for talks with rebel leader general after who's agreed to attend that conference after also told mosse that he agreed in principle with a ceasefire prime minister fayyad also leads would. un back to government has
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already signed a cease fire deal hoft are currently controls the majority of eastern and southern libya the berlin summit follows failed efforts by russia and by turkey to get him to sign a truce and halt an offensive on the capital tripoli i have a lot of players here we want to bring in political correspondent simon young for a look at what will likely be a very high stakes summit in berlin simon 1st of all just walk us through who is likely to attend this meeting and just as importantly who likely won't be there on sunday. yeah it's going to be a very high level meeting unusually so with so many leaders chancellor merkel has invited heads of state and governments are going to have president mccrone of france prime minister johnson of the u.k. but also secretary of state pompei o from the united states and the egyptian president sisi the turkish president or the one and vladimir putin of russia has also said today confirmed that he's coming
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in addition to that you've got various international organizations the e.u. the u.n. the african union and so on as well as the leaders of the 2 warring factions have also said that they will be here on sunday so it will be an extraordinarily high level summit as to those who aren't coming yes tunisia is very unhappy that it hasn't received an invitation especially surprising because i could mass the german foreign minister was there recently and he acknowledged that tunisia has been one of the country's most affected by the conflict in libya so that's a bit hard to understand the other country that unhappy i think is greece they're very worried about and in energy deal deal covering gas in the mediterranean that's been signed between libya and turkey greece is worried about that would like to be here the german position on that is saying that issue is being dealt with elsewhere
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in the council not at sunday's meeting certainly a big and important guest was there despite those missing tell me did more about this conference now or is there a chance that be could see either peace or at least some sort of cease fire come out of these meetings on sunday. what the main focus of sunday's called for and so i think is only international partners the backers of the 2 warring factions to get them to commit not to say and troops and arms as they've been doing to the various sides are the one side you've got egypt rusher in the u.a.e. supporting general have to are on the other side turkey in particular supporting the unity government in tripoli and it's very important the those countries be able to speak in find a common path other countries of also go to interests because of the role materials in libya and also the fact that that countries become
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a conduit for refugees if you can get those those countries to agree there will be good and obviously the 2 warring factions need to reconfirm that they're sticking to the ceasefire our i did of you political correspondents simon young thank you very much now those libyan cease fire talks will take place right here in berlin on sunday in d. w. will of course be there to bring you the latest developments as they happen let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world china's birth rate has fallen to its lowest levels since 19 already 9 fueling fears within china of a demographic crisis there were some $14600000.00 births in 2019 that's marking an ape straight year of to klein the drop as taking place to spite the government relaxing its so-called one child policy and recent years we now know at least 11 american troops were in fact injured when iran attacked bases hosting us troops in
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iraq on january 8th washington have previously plane that there were no casualties or injuries on the attack which was in retaliation for the killing of iranian general cause i'm so he money more than 2000 honduran migrants have entered guatemala as part of a growing caravan bound for the united states they're pushing north despite a bilateral deal that requires them to wait in guatemala in order to apply for asylum in the us the migrants say they're fleeing poverty violence and gangs in honduras well here in germany farmers across the country are protesting against the government's agricultural policies many in the industry say that tighter rules limiting the use of fertilizers combined with lower consumer prices are squeezing their incomes under the farmers and tractors have descended on berlin in an effort to raise awareness. of iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei has told donald trump's has said donald trump support for the iranian people is
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simply a pretense in a rare sermon given friday during prayers in tehran he accused the u.s. president of wanting to push a poisoned dagger into the country's chest he also called iran's airstrikes against the u.s. in retaliation for the killing of general hossam so the money a day of god. after weeks of national trauma thousands turned out to see iran's supreme leader in a rare show of strength the main cheered in chanted as ali how many railed against iran's enemies. then i can tell you these american clowns who falsely and despicably say that we are standing with the iranian people and say they can see who the iranian people. the few hundreds of people who insulted the pitcher of our martyred and honorable general custom so the money they the iranian people. all rather the iranian people the millions who showed
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themselves on the streets. his intervention comes after the country's top military commander was killed by u.s. forces air later this month triggering a nationwide outpouring of grief and a tragic stampede which saw scores killed. then came what iran said was an accidental drowning of a passenger jet killing all 176 people on board. angry protests engulfed the capital i. yanked the ayatollah lamented the crash but said iran was being manipulated. because some people followed guided by american televisions and english radio try to portray this incident in such a way that the deaths of these 2 marches would be forgotten your mojo your.
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i message haired loud and clear by president rouhani who sat among the washed for the ayatollah as presents underscores the crisis the last time he delivered friday prayers in 2012 amid a standoff over its nuclear weapons program. finally some relief after months of drought in australia as you can hear. and as you can see the rain and watts of it is falling on bushfires in eastern australia for a 2nd straight day you can see these images here these are coming from tingle that's in the state of new south wales one of the state's most affected by those bushfires the weather is giving firefighters a big boost in their fight against blazes which have been fueled by that surrounds and made even worse by climate change the heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend in new south wales and also in neighboring victoria but
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dozens of blazes remained out of control and that wet weather is bringing its own has. i. from flames to flash floods just a week ago stuff of this nature we're protecting their animals from oncoming bushfires now they're having to deal with another extreme there's the drying. absolutely united. never go to come in the park a wall of water. star rushed koalas to safety that night. while for creatures more used to the wet it was more about keeping them in their place. heavy rain has fallen across new south wales one of the states worst affected by bushfires in the state capital sydney residents were remembering how to use an umbrella the orange haze that had taken over the
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city's skyline now cloudy gray. we need a bit of rain in order to help with the 5 is just how dry it was part of the day and i think it will help with the haze is this push everything out there this is one of many many months we've only got about 4 days of. almost. run of only children. well and truly the inspired word. for many in the country the wet weather has brought relief and joy. more a case of sliding than singing in the rain. that rain has helped the north of the raging bushfires but it does bring with it another set of dangers with the land so dry and vegetation burnt away water just bounces off the ground as
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firefighters here are well aware changing weather doesn't automatically mean changing fortunes. over here in germany 6 members of a neo nazi group have been handed prison sentences of up to 6 years a court in the eastern city of dresden found the defendants guilty of a range of attacks targeting foreigners. the dresden regional court judge said the defendants were rooted in the far right scene and actively sought to spread their ideology 6 members of the so-called free comradeship dresden were convicted for a range of charges including assault and involvement in a criminal organization. because. the court clarified that all of the accused that's exactly what deeply racist motives and a strong affinity to naziism. yielded pictures of hitler swastikas and the like which clearly exemplified the defendant's convictions your character i'm going to believe in. the 5 men and one woman were sentenced to
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between 3 and 6 years in prison their group emerged in the summer of 2015 at the start of the migration crisis when group members were accused of rioting outside a refugee shelter near dresden. the defendants are also being held accountable for storming a leftist alternative housing project in dresden they're described as having links to pick a german nationalist group targeting muslims in europe. the trial lasted 2 and a half years the defendants time in pretrial detention will be withdrawn from their prison sentences. are in sports now into golf jazz jane watson. fresh momentum in his title defense at the singapore open with a 2nd round 6 under par 65 on friday the 2980 order of merit champion 3 birdie is on the front 9 this was one of them here the performance
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gave him a one shot lead heading into day 3 shane watson and could become the 2nd player after australian adam scott to win 2 straight singapore titles. well the olympics are coming up this year tokyo will host the summer olympics they get underway in july and organizers have started installing the 5 interlocking rings that symbolize the event the olympic rings that will be used for this year's games were transported in on a barge the conic rings are more than 15 meters tall they will be officially inaugurated at a ceremony next week at arena park in tokyo bay will host marathon swimming in traffic on events at this year's games. business africa is up next with ben physical and i'll be looking at the struggles of south african airways and what that says about the country's economy so stay tuned for that before we leave though ben and i will be looking at some special pictures from
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china $28.00 panda cubs bred in captivity at the country's long giant and a research base the cubs are all between 4 and 7 months old according to chinese state television a total of $32.00 pandas have been born and bred in that center last year. i could see was one of those handlers when. happiness is for everyone is a very different from primates you know we have a totally ridiculous size view of nature and there. is climate change crisis sex how to improve books you get smarter for free you don't read books on. climate change.


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