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big dreams on the big screen. t.v. magazine sunday deming. this is deja vu news live from berlin no way about out for south africa's president jacob zuma. i have therefore come. to the decision to resign as president or for the public with immediate effect of the leadership crisis in one of africa's biggest economies appears to be over now look at what
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comes next. i'm seventeen people are dead following a shooting at a florida high school the suspect a nineteen year old former student there has been expelled is now in police custody we'll have the latest from washington. and berlin to paris where it's annual film festival previews some films that ask about the impact of the me to movement here in germany. our brian thomas a very warm welcome to the show we begin in south africa where president jacob zuma has resigned he made the announcement in a televised address to the nation this decision comes after his a.n.c. party ordered him to step down by the end of the day or face a no confidence vote in parliament he leaves behind a legacy of corruption allegations and a country very much ready for
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a new start. the end of an era for south africa. ever the showman zuma began the final address of his presidency with a typical moment of humor gentleman right serious who kind of been secluded when it . was happening. yet when the smiles had passed zuma count a weary figure abandoned by the a and c. which had served for over sixty years he said violence and party infighting that swayed his decision to step down. and see should never be divided in my. i have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect. zuma became president in two thousand and nine with the a.n.c. i call the looking on zuma had been jailed alongside mandela in the apartheid years
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but his rule was soon dominated by economic stagnation and corruption scandals. the a.n.c. became mired in wrangling over his fitness for office that culminated this week in a demand for his resignation but even on wednesday zuma insisted he done nothing wrong i have a feeling that the leadership is unfair it's not even helping me to understand what is it that is so critical. yes and no you must go you must just i've got a problem with that but the allegations of corruption aren't going away on wednesday police staged a dramatic raid on the home of zuma as close associates the wealthy gupta family. it's alleged they are fairly one lucrative government contracts and even influence
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the choice of ministers in zuma as cabinet. with zuma now gone many south africans are hoping things will change. because it's about sports and. the way people get there suffered i think jacob zuma was bad news for the a.n.c. you need to use for the country and i think it can only get better. in c. and the. major battles lie ahead for jacob zuma against the scandals hanging over him for the a.n.c. against south africa's economic hardship. our southern africa correspondent christine milne joins us now for more good morning christine what lies ahead now for south africa well it's just coming in the last few minutes that the pot in italy it's a new president today we expect that to be several from a post he will then go on to be sworn in we understand that the a.n.c.
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once i'm opposed to to give the state of the nation address tomorrow evening soon after that he's got to build a new cabinets because with the resignation of president jacob zuma when a sitting president resigns deputy ministers and ministers need to follow us and you know looking back at zooms presidency we have a lot to look forward to in the days ahead you know it was beset by scandal corruption allegations to walk us through some of the i think one of the most poignant was than gunga scandals was rainy when taxpayers were told that the president had used state funds to upgrade he's personal home and the amount was really staggering there was also the eight hundred charges of corruption that's often cited around president jacob zuma these are charges that date back to the arms deal but what makes them so scan this is the fact that they were dropped just days before he became president people saw that as political manipulation those charges bryant have since been reinstated and he is facing those charges in the future it is laughed off the presidency the number staggering eight hundred isn't
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it it is a staggering number you know and he's also been tied of course for a long time to the gupta family their home a number of their residences locations were a raided yesterday we understand that one member of the group the families and during in court today are we see the beginning of a concentrated push now to clean up corruption in south african politics and i think that people are looking at this as the so-called abramoff was a fake people think that this has to do with the fact that soran the polls that has made a commitment to tackling corruption the timing of all of this the rates at to place at the gupta compounds yesterday was very interesting. it looks as though it came across just other africans that prison jacob zuma had put a veil of protection around the kutas that had been removed yesterday when he's paul was significantly diminished and so people are looking forward to two more such a wrist more such raids they all several of the people who have been accused of having access to the state's coffee is because if they preach that proximity to president
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jacob zuma and says what africans all waiting on what because the state capture inquiry that's looking into those allegations and people accused implicated in them so we can expect more arrests just mentioned yes prime ok as you mentioned the run opposable be sworn in tomorrow evening we can express expecting them to address the nation what does he need to do in his first days in office to reassure the country that it is now on the right track i think one of the most pressing things wolf for south africans will be most pressing painful signficance would be the economy we know that plus all the africans are getting even poorer that's what the numbers are telling us the country is pretty much stagnating there was about a recession in the last financial year those are the pricey challenges and lot of south africans without work we also are being told that the business community has not been investing in the economy because of the zuma presidency the corporate sector saying we don't trust the policies of the chips of administration and we're not going to invest in the country and so when markets welcomed so ramaphosa coming
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into office a lot of south africans took that to mean that this person is going to be the president that will be creating the jobs and of course tekken corruption so hope for a new start for cells africa christine what's next very much a surprise. now for some of the other stories making the news this hour the save the children foundation says more children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence syria afghanistan and somalia are the worst functions for young people the global charity says some three hundred fifty million children that's one in six worldwide are now living in conflict zones. at least nineteen people were killed after a truck carrying african migrants crashed in the libyan town of bani walid more than three hundred people mostly from small and eritrea were on a truck on their way to libya's mediterranean coastline. colombia says three thousand troops have been deployed along the border with venezuela to stem the flow
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of venezuelans trying to illegally enter the country heavy machinery is being used to destroy parts of dirt road crossings which are often used by undocumented migrants to enter colombia. the zimbabwean opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has died of cancer at the age of sixty five tender i founded the movement for democratic change and was a fierce critic of president robert mugabe you want about half the vote in the first round of the two thousand and eight election but boycotted the runoff and with obvious victory. we're turning now to the u.s. state of florida where a community is in mourning at this hour after a gunman killed seventeen people now latest school shooting to shake the united states the suspect is a nineteen year old a former student at a high school north of miami former classmates have described him as troubled violent and obsessed with weapons. children fleeing for their
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lives students and teachers try to escape the high school campus in parkland florida swat teams poured into the area where the shooter initially feared to be still at large the school day was drawing to a close when the attack a struck reports say he set off the fire alarm in an attempt to draw students into the holes he then opened fire twelve people were found dead in the building three more outside two died later in hospital. there were emotional scenes as parents arrived reunited with their children during . this evening fell the survivors told of their ordeal if you like is a normal day at school you don't expect the lakes only like to come in and bring that gun to shoot it so that you realize if they just say you know you like start
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taking advantage i love the you never know eight if you get shot or killed right then there was dead body there on the floor and on the floor how many people like five on their floor. look like students. one teacher for student. the suspected shooter was arrested shortly afterwards nearby he's a nineteen year old recently exparel from the school president donald trump tweeted his condolences he said no child no teacher should ever feel unsafe in an american school. this is the kind of weapon the attacker is thought to have used an a r fifteen rifle with multiple magazines this incident looks set to again raise serious questions about america's gun laws. each time i mean these mass shootings occur wherever it is in the country we say enough is enough and then it happens
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again. and the long and short of it is here in the senate we cannot even get senator feinstein's bill. that would prohibit people on the terrorist watch list from buying a gun. since twenty thirteen almost three hundred shooting incidents have been reported in u.s. schools that's an average of about one every week. our correspondent charlie is following the story for us in washington d.c. carolina can you fill us in on the latest details however i am well most of that has allergies were inside the building as we already heard the authorities say the suspect opened fire outside the high school which unrolls more than three thousand two hundred students and then he continued shooting inside the building as all twelve of the people who died were found inside the school building
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and three or lang outside and two people died at the hospital and the sheriff in charge scott israel and identified the suspect as a nineteen year old former student at this high school and then nicholas cruz he was found off campus and was taken into custody also all classes and activities at the school have been canceled for the rest of the week and the district will provide grief counselors for students and their families as well as far as staff members starting thursday morning carol and it looks like the shooting was very well planned do we know anything about the shooter's possible motives. well thirty's have not yet identified a motive for the shooting but classmates and teachers have to scrap the suspect as someone who had an obsession with guns and also a math teacher said that they were told last year that cruz wasn't allowed on
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campus with a backpack on him because there had already been problems with him last year tightening students and this was the reason why he was asked to leave the campus and the other side of the police has that they can't confirm yet the specific reason for cruz expulsion off the campus he says the fact that he was tied to disciplinary issue ok now president trump is monitoring the situation what's the white house saying about this well the white house canceled its ailie press briefing on wednesday because of the shooting and tramp. a while ago we are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible for a florida school shooting and this could of course refer to more armed security in schools today the way schools prepare for active shooters on campuses quite different from school to school some practice a lockdown as others plan to ever create students and then there are also efforts
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to train school officers and even teachers to carry arms but according to pew survey from last year fifty five percent of adults in the united states are against allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns in schools or lynch why first of the latest mosque thanks very much kelly all condolences have been pouring in from around the world including from the german government for all those affected by the florida shooting chance all the medical spokesman stuff and ziba tweeting horrifying news just another evil deed our hearts go out to the victims their families and all those affected by that terrible crime. over the market now and what looks like a good day for stock markets at least for them it's a good day brian u.s. and european stock markets wavered on wednesday after the surprisingly strong u.s. inflation data about then rallied to finish higher on both markets wall street seem to have shrugged off its inflation fears and tokyo stocks reacted by closing higher on thursday despite a stronger yen snapping
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a three day losing streak the benchmark nikkei two hundred twenty five index advanced one point four seven percent on kong's hang seng index closed the station to percentile. so what's happening here in europe let's ask our man of the frankfurt stock exchange really looks like the markets don't mind the u.s. inflation data they're all happy. for the moment they're all happy inflation data was mitigated a bit by consumer related data from retail sales but it goes much deeper than that and i asked the trader just briefly before trading started here when the positive trend was already to be seen you know is everything good now and he said no nothing's good. to the market is in limbo it's it knows that there's a trend turn around somewhere up ahead perhaps around the corner but one doesn't know and it depends all on things like inflation data. the central banks acting the
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problem is nobody knows what the central banks will be doing how they will be reacting and this trader says you know for a horizon of six months this is the high level of share prices that one has now not really in danger no sign of a crash but a correction could come. that the kind of reaction we're seeing now is indicative of that big nervousness but i think it's still way in the market and i don't leave out in fact could thank you so much for this. european aviation giant abas has released its annual results and that pretty good annual profit jumped to two point five billion euros that's some two billion more than in the previous year but there are clouds on the horizon in december epis announced a management shakeup in the wake of corruption allegations and there's trouble with some of its aircraft models starting with the ailing eighty three eighty super jumbo which was almost canceled due to lack of demand but which was given
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a lifeline last month when dubai based kariya emirates ordered to thirty six planes then there is the a four hundred m. military transport plane which was commissioned back in two thousand and three but it's been plagued by losses due to technical problems but demand for the ac twenty series remains robust the narrow bodied jets their off special interests to ation ally. china for one is reportedly planning to buy one hundred eighty four of them this year and just tested a long range transatlantic version so let's talk a little bit more about what's in store for advice my colleague joins me now here in the studio and you've been keeping an eye on on abacus first of all what do you make of those results good ok well the expectations were definitely of an improvement on last year's results but the increase was actually anticipated to be higher so a bit of a mixed bag there in terms of expectations and what we actually got
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a twenty seven thousand was generally a good year for air bus in terms of deliveries we saw seven hundred eighteen that's a record number but the hit on the a four hundred m. of one point three billion euros that's of course the military transport plane is definitely making itself felt now we're still waiting for some guidance on other features like production now they've previously signaled perhaps eight hundred this year but we have yet to confirm that all right but we do maybe know the a three eighty is saved at least for the time being well for now it seems like there's a good chance that it could be saved i remember when you and i were talking back in november during the dubai air show and hopes the band seemed rather desperate for a deal now fast forward to january and emirates was the one who blinks first and coughed up sixteen billion dollars and the a three eighty lives another day or in this case at least for the next ten years but you see this deal is pretty much the textbook definition of putting all your eggs in one basket now it's definitely going to need some more customers if it wants to survive and if it wants have
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sustainable production but what the deal with emirates actually does a signal to the rest of the industry that there is a market person precise planes at a time of increasing passenger demand and tighter slots at airports was itself a sort of seems to sort of focus shift the focus to the a c three twenty which is a short and medium whole flight normally but as we just heard it's just before his first transatlantic flight is that. exactly so that was the a three twenty one l.r. is that the long range version of the a three twenty now there are certainly features that make it viable like improved engine efficiency and the fact that well what they say anyway is that you can save up to thirty percent on long haul routes that it has been traditionally dominated by flagship carriers and the airlines so a single aisle also means more seating capacity interesting for me jim sized carriers. are looking to break into the long haul market but of course passenger comfort is going to be an issue. there's always obviously very little leg room and
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single aisle means longer lines for the toilets ok so maybe they need to do some refreshing vision i don't have that with me in the studio thank you so much. well downtimes days just passed and in addition to all the chocolates and roses you might have noticed something else especially if you are online or using social media groups of women dancing in the streets of major cities around the world or the dance flash mobs of the one billion rising movement every valentine's day they're out raising awareness about violence against women in cities like berlin. a dance against rape and sexual violence. it's below freezing in the german capital but that hasn't stopped the sect of ists their message enough is enough. the flash mob is just one of many around the world organized by the one billion rising movement the name is
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a reference to the number of women and girls who be raped or abused in their lifetime. one of the participants is eighteen year old reka herself a survivor after a night out with friends she was attacked by two main. is japanese i felt as though i had been abandoned at that moment it sounds strange but i felt abandoned degraded and not taken seriously reka is now active within the one billion rising movement she's organized a campaign on instagram the aim is to get other participants to post their pictures on the platform she wants to raise awareness like many others who came to dance this kindness out it's not just something that affects women who've experienced violence it's also about men taking a stand and saying no nine's our message is a very serious subject but i think it's great that people can come together to have fun a demonstration should use music and be fun to send a message. that we're here to join our voice with all the other women around the
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world who have suffered from violence. participants perform a special dance called break the chain that's what the one billion rising aims to do to call time's up on rape and violence against women. while awareness of sexual violence is also figuring prominently of berlin's annual film the balun all of begins tonight it's the first international film festival to take place and a lot of allegations against the mogul harvey weinstein another very big hollywood names. where the red carpet will be it still looks like a building site. construction crews here are racing against time with just a few hours left until everything has to be ready for action. during the girl in film festival the red carpet right behind me is the most glamorous place in the german capital it's where actresses from all over the world pose for the proper
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artsy in high heels and low cut dresses at least they normally do this year though things could be a little different the debate about sexual misconduct in the film industry has reached the belly now and some women want an example set right here on the red carpet. no high heels but relaxed natural beauty that's what actress and lena left shin once she supports the initiative nobody stole dress code on the red carpet she says it's part of an outdated view of the world. via his ability to matter much as that the cameras capture have a huge effect on people all around the welt on women on children on everyone who sees them. a lot. and women are portrayed as though they can only be attractive and successful if they have a certain look. on the scale we sniffed. festival
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director dieter karslake own take on the debate. there are lots of initiatives and this is one of them and it's an important one. for him i can only encourage every woman to wear whatever she likes. doesn't mean there has never ever been a dress code for the belly nala i'm not about to reject anyone and i certainly won't be rejecting a woman wearing flat shoes you know what i'd be turning away a man wearing high heels. thank you. most likely the opening film will be without any here whatsoever. acclaimed director wes anderson is showing isle of dogs the first and you may show ever to open the betting on. get out of here and don't come back. not the benny not a would be unthinkable without an iranian film. i have
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a concept of it which is a close as a movie this year's director money huggy looks at states elect listing film directors pick is an ironic turbulent comedy. refugees and migration will be twin themes at this politically charged fin festival gemini's coast down pit salt tells the story of a refugee hewing world war two reflected in the fate of those who are fleeing today . movie lovers can choose from a total of three hundred eighty five films over the next ten days whether it's serious art house or popcorn entertainment standing in line for the tickets is more than worth the wait. this is date of years life for berlin we're going to leave you now with some images of a different sort from the chinese new year it's not just people who are out. and
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has been joining in as well joy.
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enter the conflict zone with me should be fun from the treatment of migrants to freedom of expression to enter tara lives on a standards of human rights across you're all slipping my guest in ghana is michael flood the director of the agency for fundamental rights does he believe you are
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just doing all fifty ten to protect human rights. next on w. to speed up latest technology. become part of the future become a cyborg. so i have some readers a new sense i'm not a new organ and it isn't my perception of reality implants that optimize for human body and to connect people more effectively how far would people be willing to go cyborgs human machines in forty five. w. . the scars. are still tangible. for god. they have survived do they also have
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a future. i really understand people who say they don't want to stay here. but i also admire people who want to stay here and who decided to create something . in the peace time what needs to happen if tolerance and reconciliation are to stand a chance darkness cities after starting march tenth g w . from the treatment of migrants to freedom of expression to end to terror along our standards of human rights across europe slipping this week on conflict zone my guests in vienna is michael o. floaty director of the u.n. agency for fundamental rights that's he believes europe is doing all it can to protect human rights.


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