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i am. i am. sure this is really a news line from berlin investigators race to track down suspects behind a string of mail bombs intercepted in the u.s. an explosive devices were addressed to well known democrats and c.n.n. is the latest to former vice president joe biden and actor robert de niro a vocal trump critic for new york city also coming up. the ukrainian filmmaker only exams off receives this year's sokoloff prize for human rights awarded annually by european lawmakers who described him as a prisoner of conscience least in prison that in russia after being convicted on
terror charges and the plastic fantastic a few empty bottles by a free bus riot in this indonesian city we take a look at what's prompted the new swap system. thank you so much for your company everyone well we start this broadcast with the growing package when the us were a nationwide search is underway for a suspected serial male bomber now law enforcement officials are investigating more suspicious packages discovered today one that was addressed to american actor robert de niro an outspoken critic of u.s. president to others will reportedly directed a democrat former vice president joe biden they were. did at postal centers in
delaware the incidents come just one day after the f.b.i. revealed it had intercepted at least seven hundred bombs some of them sent to other leading democrats including former president barack obama and former secretary of state hillary clinton and didn't use the abir who have a son is in new york city right outside robert de niro's restaurant in trite becca who has also been targeted abbi what have you learned have there been new developments. well at this time right now new york police have confirmed that the device that was found here via cloying in the very early hours of this morning has now been traced safely transported to a facility in the bronx and now the employee found this package and recognized right away that it looked very similar to the packages that you see on top of it and yesterday it was the same the law envelope the same markings the same spelling mistake even so he called the police right away and now of course it's in the bronx
and they will examine this package to see frank similarities to the other packages that they found they will also look to see how this device was built and packaged and also importantly they'll be looking for genetic material in a straight hair sweat can provide who sial clues as to the who could potentially be behind these incidents and now there is a great sense of urgency here because as you have mentioned there has also been a package that was intercepted it was addressed to vice president joe biden and that was intercepted at a mailing facility in delaware. and that was very early days in the situation is still very fluid but i think everybody knows that actor robert de niro is a vocal trump critic do federal investigators believe that that's the reason why his restaurant was targeted. there have been any confirmation of that as you say now there is a pattern emerging here that the intendant recipient has been critical of the
president for example democratic heavyweights like the obama's and the clintons and robert deniro has of course been amongst them in his criticism of president and he was critical of him when he was a candidate you called him a national disaster before president even took office and just in june of the tony awards he you know criticized him once again and not gotten a standing ovation from the crowd and of course then responded in kind so robert deniro has been critical of the president but there is no connection at this time despite the fact there's a pattern that's emerging here that this is the reason that this package was sent here to try. back out to a restaurant that he call on and that is a very important point that you make there abbie yesterday as cnn's new york office had to be evacuated and the area around columbus circle was a cordoned off today de niro's restaurant had to be cleared out the new yorkers rattled well i'm going to tell you this the stereotypes the stories that you've heard about new yorkers are absolutely true they are on facebook they're concerned
they're not showing it governor cuomo has made the comment well i said it best when he said new yorkers are top they're resilient they will not let people whoever is behind the incident affect the way that they've been living and that's exactly what i'm seeing this morning here and try to back up people are heading off to work they're grabbing a coffee at the cafe next door they don't seem to be fazed whatsoever and of course this could be in part due to the fact that none of these devices actually detonated which is of course the great sense of luck because they are unstable rudimentary devices but due to the fact that perhaps nobody has been injured or haven't charged at all there hasn't been much of a reaction yorkers are tough as the governor has said and not being on our right and they are of course also very resilient abby could have a son reporting from a new york city thank you. and on to some of the other stories making news around the world. as thousands of central american migrants continue their truck through
mexico towards the united states the pentagon says it will send eight hundred troops to the u.s. southern border president trump has accused the caravan of harboring criminals but the men women and children on the move say they are fleeing poverty and crime. in norway nato has begun its largest military exercises since the end of the cold war some fifty thousand soldiers and ten thousand vehicles from more than thirty countries are taking part the exercise simulates a defensive response to an attack by an adversary moscow is describing the maneuvers as anti russian. the eldest son of murdered saudi journalist she has reportedly flown out of saudi arabia so the hustle she's seen here meeting members of the saudi royal family holds dual in u.s. saudi citizenship but he's been under a travel ban saudi prosecutors are now describing the killing of his father inside
the saudi consulate in istanbul as a premeditated crime. is african neighbors kenya and uganda are locked in a longstanding dispute over part of their border both nations lay claim to a tiny island in lake victoria a piece of land surrounded by valuable fishing waters kenyon local politicians even lobby the government to seek help from the international court of justice unsuccessfully the fishing hub has attracted a growing number of people trying to earn a living. this tiny rock jutting out of lake victoria bustles with life. the overlapping rusty shacks home to around five hundred fisherman crammed in among them are a few bods brothels and shops. we can go is only the size of half a football pitch but the island is the cause of a longstanding lunda spewed between kenya and uganda. and.
the kenyans like to say this is kenya we don't know who owns the silent we've just come here to make money and that's why we left our homes. the island africa's largest lake it began gaining attention in the early two thousand while fish stocks woodwind ling along the shores of lake victoria the deep waters around making go teamed with putt. when kenya and uganda sent security forces to claim the valuable island in two thousand and nine they almost triggered africa's smallest war. the latest spot fled in september when kenya tried to hoist its flag on the island despite the tensions people from across east africa still drawn to making go. came a years ago because the people in plenty of fish.
while islanders get on with their lives in cramped quarters a joint commission from kenya and uganda is trying to agree where the border lies for now they co-manage making go a rocky marriage of convenience. this year sacral fries has been awarded to the ukrainian filmmaker oleg cents off the prize for censored by the european parliament is considered one of the world's most prestigious human rights awards it honors groups or individuals for their fights for human rights or freedom of thought across the globe a vocal critic of the kremlin and fierce opponents of moscow's an exception of his native crimea all expense off is russia's most famous prisoner he's currently serving a twenty year jail term charged with plotting acts of terrorism since also the sentence is politically motivated this year he staged
a one hundred forty day long hunger strike in protest of russia's human rights record the european union describes his case as quote a breach of international law. and with me in the studio is our very own kali you are very well versed in all things a ukraine so we're very happy to have you here with us. the scribe to us put into context for us how significant is it that the e.u. picked him specifically and tell us a little more about sense off well this is a very difficult time for him because as you mentioned he's just ended his long hunger strike unsuccessfully for him he didn't achieve what he wanted he wanted freedom more than if him self before the ukrainian prisons in russia he's a filmmaker who is native to crimea when rush took over he was very vocal in his opposition to that and within a few months he was as you said charged and also convicted of terrorist offenses
amongst other things and sentenced twenty years in jail he's now north of the arctic circle north of the arctic circle all right. a lawmaker. he explained a little earlier on why the use legislative body awarded oh i get a sense often with the prestigious sacrifice he spoke to do of your news or earlier and then we're going to continue our conversation. i think the first european laureate since ten years deserves this prize because it is closest to the spirit of understood her off he stood for freedom of expression and all expense of peacefully expressed his opposition to the legal station and occupation of his home crimea and therefore was sentenced to twenty years it is a political decision clearly and we have taken it because there is this sense of urgency to change course in russia very transparent they're just admitting you know we are taking sides here i'm just wondering i mean is this largely
a symbolic gesture because it will it just fall on deaf ears i mean how much of a difference is it going to make really potentially even maybe the opposite of what they want to achieve given the kremlin's track record in not wanting to be seen to respond under pressure they don't want to be seen to be allowing themselves to be dictated to from brussels there have been signals there from moscow from various officials that they could maybe consider a pardon for him but that's not going to happen because all expense of says he's innocent he refuses to even recognize russia's authority to try him so that way of defusing the situation is not on the cards how is all i sense of how is he doing do we know we have very little information he's not seen his family he sees his lawyer occasionally we understand from his lawyer that he doesn't even know yet that he's won this prize the only way he can learn of that is by letter which can take weeks from his family he was definitely very crushed at the end of his hunger strike he felt like he'd let the other ukrainian prisons down and he said he only did it
because he'd been threatened with force feeding and that the russian doctors had quote threatened to turn him into a vegetable so it seems like a very tough time and this obviously is a symbol as a symbolic move from brussels to try and prop up his moreau and he probably won't even know about it locked up thank you so much macaulay for bring us up to speed thank you. next up we have to indonesia which is estimated to be the world's second biggest plastics polluter after china or one of its largest cities has come up with an innovative way to clean up its plastic waste buses and now accept it as a form of payment in a scheme that has writers paying less but needing bigger wallets. they say one man's trash is another man's treasure bus riders and can now swap these thrown away bottles for free ticket it's all part of the city's goal to rid itself of plastic waste by two thousand and twenty. by the plastic bottles pile up
in my neighborhood i brought them here to help make my street cleaner and to help out the garbage collectors on the. red buses like this one are being used for the plastic pick ups. the crew gives this man helping hand on board. and accept his fare five plastic bottles by a two hour bus ride. one of these buses can collect up to two hundred fifty kilograms of plastic bottles each day that's about the weight of four passengers still the city's current daily plastic collection nearly four hundred metric tons. of indonesia is one of the world's biggest contributors of plastic waste. of the world through this initiative we hope to raise public awareness about the environment especially plastic trash. that. the word has certainly spread and zero. getting plastic off the street is one sure way to talk to get
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