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news. this is utopia news live from berlin suspicious packages are sent to top democratic leaders in the u.s. the secret service says it is investigating devices that were addressed to former presidential candidate hillary clinton and former president barack obama and a new york city building is evacuated after a suspicious package turned up there we'll get you the latest from the u.s. plus with all eyes on riyadh saudi arabia's crown prince makes his first public comments on the crucial geek killing speaking at a high profile business conference mohamed was home on calls kushal his death
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a heinous crime but the u.s. and britain are still suspects highlevel saudi involvement and every vokes of the visas of suspects implicated in the kid's. doing. great to have you along everyone well we start with breaking news the u.s. is being rocked by reports that suspected explosive devices have been sent to a string a very prominent targets police evacuated the time warner building in new york city today after a suspicious package was found at the c.n.n. offices there it is believed to be a pipe bomb the f.b.i. says that it has also intercepted a parcel sent to former secretary of state hillary clinton and to former president barack obama intelligence service says they were immediately identified as
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potential bombs in routine screening. and in new york city mayor bill de blasio has been addressing reporters near the time warner center here's what he said just a short while ago. what we saw here today was the effort to terrorize this clearly is an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence i want to make very clear that the people of new york city will not be intimidated. that we are going to go about our lives undeterred because the very concept of terrorism is to change us so we will not allow that to happen. they are city a mayor bill de blasio speaking there just right before we came on air and speaking at a campaign event former secretary of state hillary clinton gave her reaction to today's event take
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a listen. we are fine thanks to the men and women of the secret service . who intercepted. the package addressed to us long before it made its way to our home every day we are grateful for their service and commitment and obviously never say never more than today. but it is a troubling time isn't it. and it's a time of deep. divisions. and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together. former secretary of state hillary clinton reacting there and we can go now to washington and new york city for the latest interview stuff and a simmons is in d.c. and in manhattan correspondent james ronald is standing by want to start off with
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you james there you have some new reporting from new york. yes exactly as you can see i'm right in front of the time warner building that's the building where the bomb was found this morning and has been evacuated you can probably hear the thought i went to the police in the area as you already i just think we've had new york city mayor bill de blasio coming in saying that this is now being treated as an act of terrorism we also got some new expression important information from the new york police we were told but they've had sniffer dogs going around the building and that they've been investigating the package which they understand to be an explosive device that has been described as a pipe bomb the new information is there also inside the own below containing this explosive device they also discovered white powder and that is being looked at very seriously because they recalled our instances and which to have chemical weapons have been used or have been feared to be used in these kind of mail bomb attacks in
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the united states all right so an envelope with white powder a sound there as well now i want to go to you next fun and in d.c. with the exception of c.n.n. in new york city the targets obviously are all top democrats. that's correct and i've got a new target for you florida police telling the news agencies and media outlets in the us that a nother suspicious package has been discovered and found now why in florida because they're. in florida is the office of congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz however the package i'm talking about now and that would be a fourth package that was originally addressed to obama administration former obama administration attorney general eric holder but the address apparently was wrong so it was returned to deborah wasserman schultz her name is on that's what we are told
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from law enforcement officials was on all the packages sent out so this was the package was this is why the package was returned. officials also say that this package looks very similar to what they have experienced. and what has been sent to. liberal billionaire george soros before on monday then to the clinton family in new york on tuesday and on wednesday morning to the obama's here in washington d.c. so we're not done yet there is another package number for now and it's everybody's guess if there's more to come that's indeed a very worrying prospect there stephanie because it seems like the situation is still growing and we're just two weeks away from the midterms. yeah that's correct james has and you have with the with playing that clip from may
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of last year and in new york touched on this. the discussion if this is terrorism or not is one thing and of course law enforcement will look at this as as terrorism but you hear from a lot of politicians and from political washington and from observers and experts you know that. this is significant for the midterms because it is significant also for the country because it shows and this is b. moaned widely here by those people experts and politicians now and all sides of the of the divide that this country is very very very divided deeply divided so divided and took on this think that somebody or some people. think it seemed to be fits sending out pictures like this we have no response it's from president trump was normally very quick to get to treat to twitter but if i can trump
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responded with a tweet saying i will read this to you quickly here quote i strongly condemn the attempt acts of violence against president obama the clinton family c.n.n. and others there is no excuse america is better than this and they have it america is better than this this is what everybody says however. a lot of people looking at what at the state of politics and this society just two weeks away from the midterms and jim to go back to you in new york city i mean you already referenced a mayor de blasio having has said just moments ago unequivocally that this is meant to terrorize and of course that is something that new york city unfortunately has a lot of experience with. yeah of course i mean obviously new york because well acquainted with these kind of situations because they've happened to you many
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times to this day many of the locals like you appreciate i mean obviously the big one was nine eleven. september eleventh attacks where the world trade center got toppled but it had been a lot more attack at ground level obviously it was the attack a couple of attacks last year including a truck attack where. a so-called jihadist drove down cyclist on a cycling part and without of manhattan. bomb attack but of course early indications are that this is something i have i mean open the suggestion straightaway is that some kind of islamic or religious. work was happening at the moment coming so close to the midterms and so clearly targeting liberal institutions and politicians this is something different entirely oh all right james original reporting from manhattan new york city and stefan simone's in washington thank you both for the update we'll check in with you in our later
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bulletins next up britain has joined the united states and revoking the visas of saudis suspected of involvement in the killing of dissident journalist. con prince mohammed bin simon has told turkey's president at riyadh will cooperate in the investigation into what happened at the istanbul consulate the prince known as m.d.s. spoke for the first time publicly about the case at a high profile investment conference here he is speaking to an interpreter a short while ago. the crime was really painful to ole saudis. and i believe it is painful to every human in the world it is a heinous crime that cannot be justified today saudi arabia is carrying out all legal. things to finalize the investigation is to work with the cooperate with they took this government and to present the perpetrators to the court and take
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their. judgement saudi crown prince they're reacting there more than four years into the simmering conflict in eastern ukraine nearly two thousand people have been killed by land mines alone no one knows just how many mines were laid in the chaotic early stages of the fighting and today the country sees more casualties for mines than almost anywhere else on the earth on the earth it's a whole problem that's expected to get worse as displaced people slowly return to their homes our correspondent nick collie has been has been out there to meet audie the early stages of the fighting and today the country sees more casualties for mines than almost anywhere else on the earth on the earth it's a whole problem that's expected to get worse as displaced people slowly return to their homes our correspondent nick collie has been has been out there to meet the
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people behind efforts to clear those mines. it may look calm now but just a few years ago these fields so intense fighting between ukrainian government troops and russian backed separatists. over and over again the front lines shifted each time the retreating troops left mines and booby traps behind them. it's now up to civilians to pick up the pieces halo trust is an international ngo and the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance organization. the challenges it faces in ukraine are unlike any other conflict on. the what makes you queen different is that we have a real problem with trip wire traps our organisation hasn't come across anything like them in other countries our experts have had to come up with new ways of dealing with them. it's back breaking work a grenade and a trip wire that's all it takes
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a few summers after the traps were laid the weeds have grown tall making them almost impossible to spot clearing these traps is as much about touch as it is about sight. there's no way of predicting how far you'll get in there it all depends on the vegetation. sometimes you'll manage twenty metres in a day sometimes it'll be just ten safety is our priority in all of this in the distance the shooting continues the current frontline is just a few kilometers away. these people are searching for anti-tank mines the anti-personnel mine so characteristic of conflicts from yemen to mozambique a less widespread in ukraine. it takes one hundred fifty kilograms to set off this kind of anti-tank mine so a person on foot wouldn't be enough is all that. but a tractor very definitely would. this may be
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a war zone but the rhythms of the farming year continue this is all that's left of the tractor the bustle of was using to plough back in twenty fifteen soldiers had told him that the field was safe. i lost consciousness when i came round i saw that i was on fire i tried to get out of the tractor but i couldn't they pulled me out through the back window and then put the fire out. when i woke up in hospital they told me that only one mine had gone off there were more of them underneath me and when they came to get me out of the tractor they had to drive over the mines to. a seal sustained eighty percent burns on his legs three years and several operations later he's still in chronic pain it's not clear whether or not he'll ever be able to work again. back at the site they found a grenade that's failed to go off. n.g.o.s like halo trust aren't allowed to
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dispose of ordnance them selves instead they must wait for the military to collect them and that can take weeks. ten twenty or sometimes just five meters a day the progress here is painstaking no one can say with any certainty how long it will take to find all the mines that were laid in the chaos of the early stages of the war but left untouched these mines have the potential to maim and kill the people of this region for decades to go. thanks for watching but fizzling is up next with your business headlines. every journey begins with the first step and every language but the first word published in the. rico is in germany to learn german why not with
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