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this is news line from berlin of blogs overbuilding. our shutdown is nothing we can do about that a partial shutdown of the u.s. government kicks in and congress disagreeable funding a multi-billion dollar border wall along mexico also coming up. a star reporter exposed to fraudulent be adding dramatic details to be what german journalist a class of reluctance from dish beagle has admitted to falsifying information and
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bringing down his own career and tarnishing the name of his entire organization. back down to a german astronaut alexander guest has been sharing his interest and experiences aboard the international space station and his plans for the future will bring you the latest. egypt money welcome to the program the u.s. government has partially shut down after lawmakers missed a deadline for approving a spending bill president donald trump and congress could not agree on a five billion dollars bill for a border wall between the u.s. and mexico now the democrats say there are more effective solutions to border security but trump refused to sign a bipartisan stopgap bill to avert the shutdown. it was one of donald trump's most divisive election promises
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a wall running the three thousand kilometer length of the border between the u.s. and mexico to keep illegal migrants out of america trump still insists the wall is needed to counter drug smuggling human trafficking and gang violence. our great country must have border security we don't want people coming in that aren't supposed to be here the only thing that's going to stop that is great border security with a war or a slat or whatever you want to call it but we need a great barrier on his twitter feed trump says the fortification would be totally effective while at the same time beautiful but u.s. lawmakers are not convinced democrats and republicans fail to reach agreement on funding the government democrats held out against trump's demand for five billion
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dollars to pay for the wall and that. is. funding the border war national security experts. to mislead sitting. around a quarter of the u.s. federal government has gone into shutdown the senate and house of representatives are due to reconvene mid day in washington in the hope of averting a full scale crisis over the holiday period. washington correspondent stephanie told us about more told us what i'm all about the likelihood of a deal to avoid the shutdown this is washington there's always a deal to be made but it would be highly speculative on my part to say oh yeah there will be a deal today on saturday or to say no there won't be any deal possible at all what's really going on is that this is that we are in the waning hours of the
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waning days of a republican majority in the house they have been in the in the senate of course and they will have more for the more so in the senate next year when the democrats take the house after gaining forty seats in the midterm elections however this is the last chance for president trump to make good on a critical crucial and huge campaign promise that he will push for the wall that he will build the wall and the mexicans pay for it now that's off the table masons are not paying for it so he needs the money from congress and is the last chance for him with republican majority in the in congress in the house of representatives to get his money after that there's no chance of all and this is what it's all about. ones in washington time now for some of the other stories making news around the world a double car bombing in somalia's capital mogadishu has killed at least five people the first blast struck a checkpoint near the presidential palace the second came minutes later at
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a nearby intersection the islamist insurgent group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attacks. the yellow vests have returned to the streets of france for a sixth street week of protests and paris and other cities the numbers were far fewer than previous demonstrations in the south of the country one person was killed in a car accident at a traffic blockade it's the tenth death since the nationwide anti-government protests began last month. british police have arrested two people over the criminal use of drones at london's gatwick airport the airport was closed for almost thirty six hours after the drones were first sighted over the airfield on wednesday tens of thousands of passengers were affected the airport has resumed many of its services today. a prize winning journalist at one of germany's leading news magazines has handed back a number of awards of tape was revealed he faked elements of his stories class a
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lot is has admitted inventing entire passages and making up quotes desh legal fired him and here this week management says it's looking into all of his work to establish the extent of his deception. class reload circe has won many awards for his detail rich reports much of it about the united states it was the story of gail gladys a woman from missouri who traveled around the country witnessing executions. or the item about a citizens' militia guarding the border in arizona. but after doubts were raised by a colleague. that many details in these pieces were completely made up. the way he operates was really built he kept people updated about the research he was doing it spoke to his editors about where he was being unsuccessful it was like he took everybody with him honest research trips saw false picture was created and
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we didn't have the structures to detect it. spiegel sees itself as a standard bearer of tough and factual journalism now spiegel gate has prompted some serious soul searching the problem does not stop with beagle the. newspaper has also revealed the reporter faked parts of interviews. this in. this is a one off case german journalism is in general of high quality but this one of case should never have happened it's a disaster. we have to deal with this proactively we have to make clear sometimes we do make mistakes and sometimes there are even criminals among us as i think is the case here we have to investigate it. while germany's news organizations fret about how to ensure this kind of fraud can't happen again some are calling it fake needs politicians from the far right a have been quick to point out the failings at their spiegel and to suggest it's
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been unfairly critical of those on the right the invented journalism of classical may be a rare case but it's likely only to add to the skepticism of those who already believe that the mainstream media doesn't tell the truth. i mean right here in germany where astronaut alexander i guess has arrived home for the holidays and has just spoken about his latest adventures in space he came back to earth on thursday after spending more than six months at the international space station at a press conference in cologne guests said he's looking forward to celebrating christmas with his family after having carried out some two hundred experiments in space. thank you for this is what he. right well and joining me now in studio is directly lives from all science desk to discuss this so derek this is very exciting for me i have to say alexander guest second mission to the international space station clearly there's something about
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him why do they keep choosing him well they chose him because he turned in a very very solid performance and in the blue dog mission back in twenty fourteen this particular mission he was the commander for the second half of the horizon's commission mission he's just a very media savvy person he really turned an entire generation of young people on to the idea of space so on the one hand he's he's proved his competence in space once already and and on the other hand he's he's proven that he's been able to make space something that's more of a daily thing for a lot a lot of young people down here on ars but before we talk more about i like alex on the guest let's look back at the last six months of the of the mission that culminated in the landing in kazakhstan two days ago. that from space after spending months in zero gravity alexander gassed have to be helped out of the tiny cell use capsule that ferry to him and his crew back to earth through three to fifty years on the feels like coming home although i am in kazakhstan and
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the place i haven't been to before it still feels like coming home. with him on. his fellow astronauts russian surrogate procopio off and american serina anon chancellor both seemed exhausted but all are said to be doing well. the capsule was docked onto the international space station d.i.'s this which has been home to the astronauts for the past six and a half months despite several setbacks the crew performed dozens of scientific experiments on board and guests later became the first german to take over command of the i.s.a.'s he used his unique perspective to offer insight on environmental issues via social media for he left the i assess guess sends a message to future generations. looking down to earth i feel that i have to apologize. it looks like my generation
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is not going to leave the planet in the best condition. back on earth i guess just ready to celebrate christmas with his family and remains determined to fight for the future of humankind. so derek it's interesting that a man who has all bits of the world around three thousand times been through the most incredible technology had something rather melancholic to say after history really was a very somber message that he's on studio's unborn grandchildren. i've talked to several astronauts over the years and all of them kind of convey the same message one of and one of the most important aspects of that message is that the the earth is a very fragile place and the echo spirit that we are on this planet that we call home is is fragile it has a fragile it from space that you can imagine when you're down on the surface and they're flying over the flying over landscapes there's seeing the wild fires caused
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by drought in california they're seeing the deforestation in the rainforest in the amazon there they're seeing the marine pollution along the coasts of the continent in a way that we don't see it down here on earth because we're limited simply to to our to our immediate environment and i think that that really that message that songbird message that sobering message is one that he wants very much to commit to use his position as the commander or wanted to use it in his position as the commander on the i asked us to communicate that to people and do you think this is what he's going to keep doing because you know he said that he might be back on earth but his mission is definitely not complete well it definitely isn't because a big part of what astronauts do or cosmonauts do is is is their they're working hard with public relations to try to make space a common endeavor of humanity and it's and going to space is something that nations really can't afford to do all on their own we're going to we have to come together even if we have political differences with russia or with china we're going to in the future. if we really want to explore space we're going to have to come together
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in a way that the us has shown as we can do and i think that that's that that particular message when i spoke with him was one that they also came through very strongly he said once we get out there we're all just people. and so it would be surprising for example if he decides to join the usa maybe on their moon mission do you think there's a possibility the moon mission exactly the moon the mars missions are things that are going to be happening in the future no one can really say when i would speculate that yes if it doesn't take too long to get there he is forty two after also if it takes twenty years to get there they might not be wanting to send a sixty two year old up but if they happen quickly as nasa is possibly planning in the in the in the next ten to twelve years yes he might actually make it to them to see what happens derrick williams thank you for that news from us. well the world's only of you know orangutang is celebrating her first day of
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freedom alba has spent a year being lost being nursed back to health by indonesian conservationists they discovered her in captivity in a village and since then she has tripled in waves and has regained her confidence so scientists say the very reason why into the jungle on friday alba immediately felt at home in the wild climbing high into the canopy to forage for food and it's and the reminder of the top story we're following for you a partial shutdown of the u.s. government kicks in after u.s. democrats refused to fund the multibillion dollar war president trump promised his photos on the us mexico border about a quarter of government agencies are impacted thousands of u.s. employees may have to work without pay until the budget is a result of. this is due to the news live from berlin wall coming up the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information round the clock on our web site that's t w dot com thanks for watching.
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