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my. this is g.w. news coming to you live from berlin the trial of a prominent chinese human rights lawyer has ended and this is supporters scuffled with undercover police long sean john charged with subverting state power and could face fifteen years in prison it's all part of china's crackdown on human rights activists. extreme weather and high waves that's the latest warning for people living near the erupting i'm not krakatau volcano in indonesia or fears of another tsunami after the one on saturday that killed at least four hundred and thirty
people in. japan plans to resume commercial whaling in tokyo says most whale species are no longer endangered anti-whaling activists are outraged. and violence that survived the holocaust to meet the man who's been restoring these instruments and the memories of their former owners. i'm calling aspen thanks for joining us in china the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer has ended in the northern city of challenge in long one john is charged with subverting state power is one of around two hundred fifty human rights lawyers or activists targeted by chinese authorities since they launched a crackdown three years ago we have this exclusive report. three hours before the
trial starts lee when juices if you last messages to supporters how would i want yesterday there were five cars from the state security department in front of our house i don't know what will happen when i step out of the door. together with a friend she plans to go to the trial of her husband human rights lawyer john huang defended political prisoners which resulted in him being arrested three years ago the charge undermining state power with a maximum sentence of fifteen years since then his wife hasn't heard from him she protested repeatedly demanding answers. i've seen situations like this often but each time it's a little different today the verdict might be announced i'm very worried and about his health as well. she has been told the trial is not open to the public because state secrets will be discussed in court. state security locker paff and indeed my husband disappeared three and a half years ago i am his wife i want to see his trial. he went through is
prevented from even leaving her apartment complex they tell her to go back to. the top you have not enjoyed here then the journalists are pushed back as well. none of zero zero zero zero zero. zero zero one. without lee when she do we travel to the courthouse which has been closed off journalists and foreign diplomats are banned on a forced to wait on the other side of the street. here as well there are undercover police there is a sudden flurry of activity pro-democracy activist protests against the trial and demands wang's release for the what are you so scared of that you won't even allow people to protest he shouts of the officials but his protest is short lived. the secret service take him quickly away. over here you know. what all the. information from inside the courthouse is scarce no verdict was announced me
when jew have to wait even longer to find out her husband's fate. the report by the building of indonesia has been paying tribute to victims of two disasters today saturday's tsunami and the massive wave in two thousand and four that took the lives of more than two hundred thousand people across the indian ocean region fourteen years ago today most of those victims were indonesians in the city of banda which was the hardest hit survivors and victims' families gathered at the site of a mass grave to remember their loved ones it's near the site of the original earthquake that unleashed the waves the so-called boxing day tsunami is ranked as one of the worst natural disasters in history. now indonesian authorities are issuing extreme weather warnings in areas where saturday's tsunami killed at least four hundred thirty people the wave was thought to have been triggered by the krakatau
volcano which is still erupting nearly one hundred sixty people are missing rescue teams are warning people to avoid coastal areas aid has reached some of those affected but supplies are running short for thousands of displaced people living in makeshift camps doctors say children are they are falling ill as clean water and medical supplies one up. correspondent allison tows is in love to han in western java one of the worst affected areas and she sent us this report. a tsunami brought by the eruption of the volcano cricket town there's nothing this school is the willage called when dad out ninety in rubbles it is in this rubble that a young father hopes that he will find his three month old baby who has been missing since saturday. the baby girl's name is a nice and have body could be somewhere and they step bring sherry cooney out one fisherman as her father has lived with his wife anna and their three children near
the water's edge and have them do hunt couldn't withstand the force of the giant wave that will. not bust through and this is all that's left of our house my mother asked about the strange sounds outside and when i looked around i saw three big waves one after the other i panicked and woke up my wife we ran out with the whole family this is where i got hit by the big wave but we kept running over there came the second wave we fell again and that's when i was torn from my wife's arms and we still looking for. the most out of us. in this small village of about fifty residents three people unaccounted for two bodies have been found. but fairyland one has baby is still missing. in this one behind me is where her now and fairy reunited with two of their
children instead of three. i don't know that i'm yeah my baby was just wearing the new clothes i'd bought for her that it. could be a while she had some new toys too and she was just starting to smile and giggle that. we wanted to go to a family gathering but when the waves came i couldn't hold onto her tight enough for a man on the up and if i'd lost her. meaning. i don't know where you go for. this tsunami left hand fairies family with only the clothes on their backs and for now all they have is this picture of an isa on the hope that she will be found now just on the other stories making news around the world an earthquake triggered by the eruption of mt etna jolted eastern sicily before dawn at least ten people were injured and churches and homes were
damaged the quake registered five point one on the richter scale it struck north of gitanjali which is the largest city in the east of the italian island. russian president vladimir putin says russia will begin to deploy a new hypersonic weapon next year this follows final test of the new intercontinental on guard system that putin called a success he says the nuclear capable missile could fly at twenty times the speed of sound and of a new for up and down and they bring it to breach defense systems. opposition supporters in the democratic republic of congo are angered by new election delays authorities announced that sunday's presidential vote would be postponed until march in the three congolese cities known to be opposition strongholds the election is intended to pave the way to a democratic transfer of power from president joseph kabila. and thousands of pilgrims gathered at st peter's square in rome to hear the pope deliver the angelus prayer on what is celebrated as st stephen's day francis called on the faithful to
practice forgiveness. japan has announced it will resume commercial whaling starting next july government officials say japan will only hunt whales in its own territorial waters despite a drop in demand for whale meat japan is also pulling out of the international whaling commission the decision has been strongly condemned by anti-whaling activists. it's a centuries old tradition one that japan is intent on keeping alive. after failing to get the commission's approval to resume commercial whaling japan has announced it is cutting ties with the international conservation body before we will go through countries that focus exclusively on the protection of whales would not take concrete steps towards reaching a common position. at the international whaling commission meeting in september it
became clear that it was not possible for state with different views to co-exist and not lead to this decision. and those who work in the industry have welcomed the announcement. on the new home see some political japan as a country that relies heavily on its fisheries and uses whales as a way to research limited marine resources so i think the government had no choice . but to resume whaling. coming up. it is important to share the research data that shows that the number of whales is not decreasing in order to gain understanding from other countries. around the world. despite complying with the ban for decades japan continued to kill whales in the name of scientific research and program critics say has been used as a cover for commercial hunting. thirty years after signing
a moratorium on the practice says endangered whales have had time to increase their numbers japan will limit whaling to its own territorial waters and economic zone but that's unlikely to stop activists from trying to end the practice altogether mark simmons is a senior marine scientist for the humane society international and he joins us now from the u.k. japan says here that the international whaling commission is dominated by conservationists so the commission can fulfill its other roles in terms of managing the whaling industry do you think japan has a point there. now i don't think they have much of a. international whaling commission is a meeting of nations it has eighty seven or eighty million members nations it. leaves countries come together in the news and they present their position with a small group of conservationists already interest group this is
a meeting of countries. japan has been doing the so-called scientific whaling that's what it calls it it says it will no longer now do that sort of whaling in the antarctic will instead be focusing on commercial whaling in its own waters how much of a step in the right direction is that in terms of not whaling in the antarctic. yeah i think we can be pleased that the antarctica will be free from waggling the moment the japanese fleet is there but in the coming out of season the next season they may be then that will be the first time pretty much since. the end of the second world war there hasn't been whaling in these very very important waters that we want to keep as pristine and korea from interference as possible but that does leave us with a real problem about what they're going to do in the north pacific what makes that area the antarctic so important. well of course the antarctic waters are pristine they are being studied we need to understand the nutrient flows between
hopefully you know recovering populations of whales and other biota down there this is an area which is highly highly protected a very good reason. to pen also says look we whale stocks are recovering so can there be such a thing as a sustainable whaling practice. insurgent pan grossly oversimplifies a lot of what it says about a lot of things and it's true that the moratorium on commercial whaling which it was agreed in in one thousand eighty two and which japan has fought hard against ever since has allowed some whale population to recover so that's great and that's good news not all of them are not back necessarily to to pristine levels so we have to what we have to be really careful about those simplifications. and there are lots of good and bad things in what they're saying but breaking outside of the international whaling commission rule is a problem for us it's a particular problem with other countries were to follow suit and that could be the
case what about this argument that hunting and eating whales in japan is part of the culture and that the i.w.c. have kind of failed to see that how do you view that argument as cultural argument . i think we can understand that there are some places it in japan where using products from the seeing cruising wiles' and even including dolphins has been part of their culture parlor culture for many marathon countries including the u.k. for example i we don't do it any more you can move on from this kind of thing but more importantly the big industrial whaling factories that they take out to sea are not part of any sort of traditional toll this is industrial whaling that we're talking about big overseas fleets with mother ships huge amounts of money behind them this is not a traditional time. mark simmons from the humane society international thank you so much for joining us temperatures plummet in the indian capital delhi around this time of year so for the thousands of people without
a roof over their heads city authorities have opened more than two hundred night shelters but many still prefer to brave the cold sleeping on the streets nummi said james baldwin to find out why and she sent us this exclusive report. every evening thirteen year old audacious sits in this box watching television this is not his home he does not have fun but debbie's cold and but you did winter nights are a bit easier to bear in this government shelter for the homeless. it's comfortable here i come here watch t.v. fall asleep. i came to delhi because i can earn more here i can work hard all day in the village but earn very little. came to delhi when he was just fourteen years old to try to earn money for his father's to this treatment now he's the sole wage earner in his family of three making dollars
a day working odd jobs on construction sites as the night wears on the shelter starts filling up with migrant laborers like are there some spots still empty. but this does not mean there are no more people out in the cooler. as temperatures dip and the city passes them by thousands of homeless people in delhi try to find a porno to call home for the night. just a five minute walk from. this bridge is a. sealed off portion under it is a home for many families. fifty year old learn has been coming to. the youngest of his six children lives with him here in the the shelter nearby so as a makeshift school but she and her mother cannot spend the night there as the shelter is only for men. alcoholics and addicts stay in the shelters they fight they do other things how can i take my little children here. we don't
have a home to live with our kids to educate them keep them clean. where's our place under this bridge that's all for the last twenty years we've been lying here. last month. because of the pollution and coolant he owns stand to twenty two peas roughly twenty five cents for every engine he runs but missing a day off work means missing crucial we just to support his family of eight. so called me both believe there is a better alternative some don't know about the government shelters others find them in secure. his children have grown up under this bridge but london still dreams of a better future for them. we don't want our kids to end up like us we want them to get good jobs good homes and want them to become good human beings.
for the coming months however the only goal will be to stave off. now to a unique music project called violins of hope the aim is to restore violins that survived the holocaust in israeli violin maker has been has been reviving the instruments for performances at concert halls around the world including the german city of dresden. they're witnesses of history these violins belong to european jews who were murdered in the holocaust during world war two the nazis forced jewish musicians to play in concentration camps while other prisoners were sent to their deaths for members of the dresden philharmonic even just for her sing with these instruments is an incredibly intense experience. i really enjoy playing these instruments i find it very moving.
israeli violin maker amnon weinstein has devoted the last twenty years of his life to finding and restoring violins played by jews during the holocaust it's a way of giving a voice to the victims including hundreds of his own family members. it says heil hitler nine hundred thirty six here and there's the swastika. weinstein calls them the violins of hope they've been played in concert halls around the world as a tribute to the millions who are silence by the holocaust. the annual sydney to hobart yacht race has begun in australia it's the seventy fourth year of the competition which covers more than eleven hundred kilometers a total of eighty five boat speak and their journey from sydney harbor an ideal
conditions the twenty eighteen race also features its first professional female crew led by a skipper say she stacey jackson the sailors will race throughout the night and are expected to reach hobart on the island of tasmania on thursday. all right ben is here now with some good business news bad news but i'll start with the good news because you could call it a little christmas come back shares of wall street are going higher in a broad based rebound after monday's steep losses today's surge is partly thanks to center the big retailers mung again is tech stocks true but equities in general as still on track for their worst december since the great depression there are fears of a slowdown in the world's biggest economy that's worrying asia and stocks they slipped today except in tokyo where there was also a slight rebound. german industrial leaders have mixed feelings about twenty
nineteen economists still expect healthy growth but breaks it a trade war and a dramatic shortage of skilled labor in germany a role weighing heavily on business sentiment it now appears to be a global trend the economy has lost momentum has the bull market ended few homes being built in the u.s. chinese retail figures have fallen to their lowest level in fifteen years. and things aren't looking great for german industry. new orders were down for seven out of ten months this year twenty eighteen began with lackluster figures before two spikes in may and august but the clear trend is definitely downward experts now expects germany's economy to only grow at one point five percent next year much lower than berlin's of the forecast of one point eight percent business leaders are especially concerned about britain leaving the e.u.
without a deal a so-called hard brigs it a deal between london and brussels looks ever more unlikely despite fewer than one hundred days left before one of the e.u.'s biggest economies exits the union and then there's the trade spot between the u.s. and china the effects of an escalation would be immeasurable for the global economy german business leaders have even more to be worried about the lack of skilled labor in the country but that's the good news germany has a stellar job market the unemployment rate is at its lowest in decades. that skills shortage we mentioned there also affects germany's care sector and a scarcity of personnel coupled with an aging population is creating a double challenge for europe's biggest economy tens of thousands more nursing stuff and needed here but the vacancies just a failed it's why research is in the city of hala exploring the potential of robots caring for people. have you already had an m.r.i.
examination. no. paper the japanese robot asks patients questions there are no forms to fill out the chat before the m.r.i. examination helps see how open patients are to modern technologies in the clinic. the robot seal pair o. is also used on the geriatric ward it reacts to touch and aims to reassure restless patients such as those suffering from dementia that helps take the strain off the nursing staff. it allows us to maintain human contact and that's really very important in our profession. helps keep the patients calm and that makes our work easier. patrick eon is in charge of nursing research he says there will soon be even more robots in hospital wards but he says the nursing profession shouldn't feel threatened instead it's an opportunity. to grade his potential here is that people can stay in their careers
longer because the stress level will be lower and young people are also more likely to choose this line of work. the german air space center is also researching the care of the future. one example is eaten by remote controlled wheelchair with a robot arm it is intended to enable people with limited mobility to live a more independent life electrodes allow it to be operated by minimal muscle movements it's still a research project but almost sixty percent of germans say that they can already imagine being cared for by robots the voice. we don't want to replace caregivers but we're trying to support them such as by performing repetitive tasks that the robot can easily do. that would give the caregiver more time for those in need. the researchers here are already giving us
a glimpse of the future the robots may still be relatively simple but even they can make things a lot easier for overworked nursing staff. north and south korea moving another step closer together on wednesday the two countries broke ground of what is said to become one of the biggest infrastructure projects on the peninsula modernizing north korea's rail and road network and connecting it with the south. north korea seen from the south across what used to be one of the most impenetrable borders in the world it is all changing now and this train heading north and carrying one hundred south korean officials as part of the process hopes are high for the two koreas to grow closer together after decades of separation.
reconnection of railways the roads means more than just the physical reconnection people and supplies will come and go through the routes and we will have closer cooperation in culture sports tourism and health. from the north a call for the people to come together. well you know in touch throughout all the results of the raid and road project hinge on the spirit and will of our people we cannot accomplish that reunification if we hesitate and fail to care about other countries. not to you. for now however a major hurdle is the north korean regime itself construction on any rail and wrote links can start any time soon as necessary materials and investment are banned under u.n. and u.s. sanctions still in place they will not be lifted until north korea commits to denuclearization. in many western countries the day after christmas is known as
boxing day a massive shopping opportunity on par with black friday but in britain the figures tell a different story despite the crowds the number of boxing day shopaholics fell this wednesday by four percent on last year as calling two predominant figures it's the third year in a row the overall numbers of full on the u.k.'s retail sector is struggling with consumer uncertainty over a braggart and strong online retail competition. the watching t w news we'll have more for you next hour but before we go some footage of pandas at the washington d.c. national zoo doing what i'd rather be doing right now probably kingis not in charge .
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