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the written word to stand up for women's rights. no one answered our voice of egypt story. this is the w. news live from berlin and tens of thousands of students are holding a gun control rally in washington d.c. the images you're about to see are lined up from the rally in support of tighter gun laws is being led by survivors of the popular school shooting will be crossing live to our correspondent at the protests plus. france mourns a hero police officer who died after a supermarket shooting on nobel trump took the place of a hostage and helps bring the siege at the store to an end. and in support of the
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football world cup is fast approaching with germany making the finishing touches to their scored the defending champions took on spain in a hard fought friendly last night and bring you the best of the action. i'm egypt kimani welcome to the program now protests in favor of tougher restrictions on gun ownership are taking place in the u.s. tens of thousands of students are the main demonstration in the capital washington d.c. students who survived the mass shooting at the marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida are leading what's called the march for our lives rally pro-gun control rallies are due to take place in other cities in the u.s. . correspondent alex phenomena is joining us in
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washington so alexander this could become an even larger protest than the women's twenty seventeen what's the atmosphere like. thousands of people have already arrived here. students parents. i would say that the atmosphere is very energetic. and i'm joined right now but you didn't. act from cincinnati ohio you were here with your mom you drove all the way from ohio eight hours whoa why i think that all of the students here in everyone here can make a big difference and we just need to get the word out there and i think it's just a big deal because at no one wants to not feel safe at school and i think that's like a big place to feel safe and we need to feel safe there so this march is about stricter
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gun legislation so what would you like to see what is important for you i would like to see all of the assault weapons and light taken away from people and like the laws to get think they need to be raised like for the age to get them and i think they need to do a background check and i don't think that people should be able to get them just for fun. but we've been talking. here in the u.s. for a long time are you optimistic that there is a time for change and you can make a difference with your fellow students i think on our generation can make a big difference because we are really tired of this happening and seeing it all over the news i think that our generation can be the change to finally push it to the edge and make a difference if you've been inspired by the parkland students yeah i have i think they've made a big impact on everyone and i think that it made me this have been all over the country they made a big. difference thank you very much back to you ed it so alexander the pictures
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we're seeing on our screens right now we're live pictures from way you are lots of people who can you turned out for this much have we heard anything from legislators on this. lawmakers on capitol hill they match with students they listened to them and then we have to say that not much really happened congress voted to strengthen back ground checks but this bill fell short of extending the background checks and it's rather unlikely that there will be a majority among the lawmakers to raise the minimum age for by gun owners or to ban assault weapons and as you heard that's something that students here really wants to see. the student who spoke to did seem optimistic that they're going to make this legislation happen this time around but should that not happen what more can
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the student the students do to push for tougher gun but you nation. what students here say is that they want to keep the pressure on the lawmakers to see action on gun. and what they want to do is to continue they they want to cover here today of course they want to go over here in april as well and they all to say they want to those politicians who are not you know what they did. oleksandr phenomena joining us in washington thank you we would however like to apologize for the poor sound quality of that interview now the policeman who offered himself as a hostage during a supermarket shooting spree in southern france has died in hospital connell
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beltran is being hailed as a hero for saving lives his switched places with the last remaining person being held captive inside the store a submarkets manager says the woman he saved has been devastated by the office says death outside the police station where beltran was based in the town of trad local people have been paying tribute i don't you know i haven't slept all night since what happened yesterday he was marvelous he was a hero obviously the military the police officer i have huge respect for them. and their home actually on the radio bill trauma's mother spoke of the policeman's commitment. to sicken he was someone who ever since he was born gave everything for the homeland he would have said to me i'm doing my job nothing more but that's defending and helping others and doing his work in the most noble way possible. somehow by crippling no grimaud policy of france's president emanuel
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mccrone praised the swift action of the police. i want to salute their engagement and their professionalism but especially their courage. particularly the courage of an officer of the gendarmerie who volunteered to take the place of a hostage to. the attack is rampage began in the medieval city of kharkiv around lunchtime he then moved on to tribe. we went and started our shopping and after some time we heard an explosion well several explosions. so i went to see what it was about and i saw a man lying on the floor and another person very agitated with a handgun in one hand and a knife in the other yelling allahu akbar. the french government says the islamist governments connections are under close investigation police have detained
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a woman and a young man believed to be linked to him more than two hundred forty people have been killed in islam ist attacks in france since the beginning of twenty fifteen the government says the terror threat level remains high. correspondent he said louis is following the story for us from paris lisa thank you for joining us so what are the reactions to this police officer as death well people here are reacting with a great deal of sadness obviously that a pole that this man passed away overnight they called him that calling him the epitome of a hero and saying that today harrison has a name and a face and one of the people speaking out today was his brother cedric who was talking to france's r.t.l. radio. cos you know he's gone as a hero i think what he did goes beyond the commitment to his job beyond values he
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gave his life for someone else for a stranger. it's not even for someone from his family he gave his life for strangers. he was well aware he had almost no chance. he was very aware of what he was doing. kept his professional reflexes using his mobile phone. i think if we don't describe him as a hero i don't know what you need to do to be a hero but he did what needed to be done and thanks to him many lives were saved. the moving words of cedric beltran was a brother of the policeman who took place which took the place rather of the last remaining hostage speaking on french radio service a back to you what more do we know about the nobel train well we know that he was forty five years old i was married didn't have any children he was known for his bravery really from very early on from when he was actually doing his police training people who are saying he is someone who will never back down will fight
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until the end in two thousand and five he was sent to iraq as a parachutist and afterwards received a military medal for that and after that he was actually attached to the ne the palace and was commander in the republican guard that is guarding the elysee palace and then obviously about last year late last year according to local press reports he was participating in an exercise that was staging an attack just like happened yesterday actually as an attack on a supermarket now following that attack a miner was arrested this morning what's the latest on the investigation. we know that this seventeen year old apparently was a friend of his the police also yesterday arrested the attackers partner we don't really know how he was in touch with the with the so to say radicalized people in the area to police trying to find out he's more about his ling's with the people
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there but also with possibly people in syria and iraq and now the french president in my call yesterday set that the threat to france had changed in its nature whereas before hand attacks would be masterminded from a group from countries like iran iraq and syria nowadays there was this homegrown terrorism so the police had to deal with people who had never left france to get radicalized who got radicalized here in france and as staging attacks and that's obviously a lot more difficult to detect and the police will have to adapt this to this new kind of threat a lot more difficult to detect so how is france standing with this latest attack on as i said people are really a poll laying down flowers in front of that john the money down there in ted and there's also talk about a national nationwide a remembrance ceremony maybe several ceremonies one for the attack in itself but
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also one to this policeman who died instead of someone else is that who is joining us from paris of the latest thank you. let's now have a look at some of the other stories making news around the world a car bomb has exploded in the northern egyptian city of alexandria killing at least one person the targets was reportedly a convoy carrying the city's security chief the attack comes just two days before egypt's presidential election no group has yet claimed responsibility. british regulators have raided the london offices of data from cambridge analytical they're investigating whether the company improperly used data from some fifty million facebook users to talk at voters with political messages the firm is under scrutiny for its role in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election and the breadth of its campaign. us president donald trump has ordered the banning of most transgender troops from serving in the country's
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military people who have had gender reassignment surgery or taken hormones cannot now serve an earlier version of the ban prompted protests and was successfully challenged in court. to football now and world champions germany hosted spain in a friendly in the western city of dust off on friday it was a chance for coach yogi nov to test his players against a fellow title favorites ahead of the world cup in russia in june now both teams started with strong line ups which made for a tight contest. no surprises in germany starting eleven as they spotted their new away shirt despite being the hosts but the better start belong to spain and dressin yesterday setting up roderigo marino with a neat bow and the forward gave spain and in the against a static german defense. germany's first
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attacking effort lacked perception. spain remained the more dangerous side just missing sharpness in front of go. but after half an hour thomas miller did find a gap in the spanish defense something the equaliser. after the break both teams had their chances in an entertaining affair but it remains all square one one between two teams who underline their will credential germany next play brazil in a friendly on tuesday spain and to take argentina. it may be a new formula one season but it's the same old story in qualifying for the australian grand prix mercedes have grabbed pole position thanks to defending champion lewis hamilton the britain will be at the front of the grid for sunday's race following this lying lap in melbourne there are is by can and was second quickest ahead of germany's sebastian fettle
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a sadie's driver valtteri bottas crashed out and starts well back if one's new head or driver protection system not needed here. that's your news wrap up this hour we'll be back in. exactly forty five minutes thank you for joining us. to. take her slowly. with all the wonderful people that make the game so special. for a true. legend more than such a long line. up a news analyst mr lucas let's move along some. poll numbers.


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