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this is deja vu news country live from berlin the syrian army enters a key kurdish town to deter a turkish attack damascus says its entered mom bitch at the request of kurdish forces anxious to prevent a bloodbath but is this the end of hopes for nationhood as a crucial ally the united states is set to abandon them also coming up campaigning cruises ahead of the country's election on sunday prime minister sheikh hasina is expected to secure of course but opponents say she's locked up critics in order to
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win. and the price of professional football. players are full of passion for the beautiful game but they are going hungry and don't seem to have. a world apart from the big money buys top players of the game in football in europe. the city says it's entered and taken control of the kurdish head of bridge where turkey has threatened an offensive the flashpoint town in northern syria has been under kurdish control for the last six. goodish militia to intervene after turkish backed. advanced on long beach on thursday turkey's campaign against the kurds is
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intensifying after the u.s. announced it would draw from syria. a key room in the fight against the so-called islamic state. for the very latest the habit needed until border she joins me from beirut lebanon until the syrian army says it's taken the city of mom bitch from the kurds what are you hearing from there. but it's very clear the syrian soldiers are on the ground right now they're poised at a syrian flag in asia it is not yet nor how many of them are there yet but it's also to a certain extent it's relevant because on this side of the border which is in syria the two major players now since the u.s. has announced that it will be withdrawing its troops would be the syrian soldiers and the kurds and the kurds have been invited the sit ins to come in the way b.g. has said that we're moving out of this area we would like the city in forces to come in and avoid a turkish invasion that because the kurds know once the americans leave they will
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not be in a position to give a fight to the turkish forces but the sit in government backed by the russians and the iranians can and until it's more why ankara is expected to try and attack among bridges what is its strategic objective there. right in the beginning of the syrian war under the one goal that turkey had was to avoid the kurds from having contiguous territory along its southern border which is north of city out now kurds are strong in several other areas including in the war of the also managed to have a stronghold in. the turks think of these gods as they see the in turkey is the way in syria and if these forces are strong along their border that will mean that secession is and within turkey will get stronger and there will be more terrorists attack all door do on a supporter of several other groups because he seemed to be sympathetic to muslim brotherhood so he supported region islamist groups as well and some moderate ones
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as well but one call that turkey had was to never let the kurds have this corridor or this contiguous corridor or along their border that is why they're expected to attack is we will there over there or not is a question that still needs to be answered because tomorrow the russians and talking about specifically decide us to how to deal with it because thus far the turks have not usually responded in the city of seoul just being in mum bitch and then you seem to indicate that these developments are linked to us president trumps decision to pull out american troops from syria because us troops have given some good of protection to the kurds who had led the fight against islamic state in the region. that is absolutely correct it's entirely linked to that the curves have lost their leverage now we've got to remember when they started fighting the so-called islamic state they did it because they themselves faced a very imminent threat from islamic state because this entity this terrorist organization was against any kind of minorities so they perhaps faced very similar
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threat from the first to fight them when this fighting is happening in the americans on the ninth with the kurds are also hoping to have some sort of a contiguous territory just as has happened in iraq remember you have been out on the must go to try to reason because the american governments then support the kurdish forces on the ground in iraq so we thought well let's try we're going to have a contiguous territory those hopes will christ when turkey moved in after it then they probably would have some sort of autonomy which is a stated goal of the s.d.f. that is the sort of entity that the white is a part of but with the american forces leaving even that is not going to happen to the kurds are basically back to square one. and you were in beirut thank you very much for that analysis. let me now bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the wild a rescue boat carrying over three hundred refugees arrived in southern spain
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spanish activists pulled the mostly african refugees to safety from the waters off libya one week ago but italy and mortar had denied the boat permission to bring them. u.s. president over trump has threatened to close the us mexico border if congress does not fund is promised border war trump made the threat in a tweet the u.s. government is still in foster shutdown over the funding of the war. the president of the democratic republic of congo joseph kabila say sunday's delayed election will go ahead that's despite a decision to suspend voting in some areas until march the government says the move is due to security fears but the opposition says it's politically motivated. turning now to indonesia where rescuers are searching for one hundred fifty people still missing after saturday's tsunami this after officials warned of fresh danger
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from the. volcano and the possibility of another tidal wave saturday's deadly raid skilled at least four hundred thirty people for the survivors returning to normal life has not proved easy these are obvious on a scientist has this report for you. sometimes sees a friend sometimes a photo mark says he's a fisherman in love one west java who is look to the sea for his livelihood and as a source of food. i could make as much as fifty euros a week from fishing. suring the monsoon season we depend on our store it's where we sell food to tourists right in com this used to be my store the tsunami swept by now it's gone. to mock still has his home and his family is safe but without their livelihood the future is uncertain. they used to be many people on the beach every die. they came from nearby cities and even from chicago.
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now there is no one. so. it is the waves rolling into the beaches of west java that bring in many local tourists indonesians who want to escape the crowded and frenetic pace of nearby jakarta come here for a quick break especially during the holiday season a few days ago these waves turned into a giant tsunami and fears of a second one are keeping vacationers away turning this once tourist spot into a ghost town. the government gave us some food and water but no money to rebuild our store and that will not be enough unless we receive regular assistance. the obvious things that the tsunami took away were lives and homes but the waves have also left people in limbo uncertain about what tomorrow will bring. we see in
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asia final campaigning has wrapped up in bangladesh as the country prepares for elections on sunday one hundred and four million voters in the predominantly muslim country will be costing their ballots prime minister sheikh hasina is seeking her third consecutive term in office and her fourth one overall tensions are high in the country the opposition says thousands of their followers have been arrested by the authorities at least ten people have been killed and hundreds injured in pre-election violence the kind others see a former prime minister and the leader of the main opposition bunga this nationalist party is not allowed to run she's serving prison time over corruption charges the opposition says those charges are politically motivated cully the zia and chikezie now been locked in a decades long fight for control of bangladesh or brilliant both but has seen are on course for
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a resoundingly win on sunday. a final show of support for bangladesh is ruling party. ahead of sunday's election polls he indicate prime minister sheikh hasina is on course for an historic victory. the voters will be able to exercise their voting rights peacefully if we can translate the support we have from the people into votes at the polling station we hope to definitely win the election. her support comes along with widespread criticism of the slide towards authoritarian rule in the country has seen his chief rival was national unity france. but she's been in jail since february after being found guilty for corruption. her party says the conviction was politically motivated this election campaign has been mired in mistrust and violence the opposition bangladesh nationalist party says some eight thousand of its members have been arrested.
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but new opposition coalition leader kemal hussein has kept on campaigning. i would appeal to the people you must be courageous voting is our right this is how we show ownership of our country. accusations of harassment and intimidation have raised concerns about the credibility of the vote. security has been stepped up in the capital dhaka burned across the country internet services have been severely restricted this authorities climb in an effort to fight propaganda.
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starting with sealing where the wild oats boat crew are saving a particularly sweet victory after winning the prestigious sydney hall but yacht race the last year the boats crossed the line first but was stripped of the title following a near collision early on this time there were no such problems for the australian vessel as the drac top a ninth win in the seventy fourth edition of the event but it ended up being one of the closest races in years while those completed the route in one day nineteen hours seven minutes and twenty one seconds. football now or soccer it is very big in many countries in africa many follow the leagues here in europe apart from their own home teams but the reality for many players in africa is quite different from the european football stars we take a look at gabon the professional players there do not lack passion for the sport
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but they often play hungry and every day it can be a struggle to make ends meet. this is gavin east football club f.c. . at first glance it's hard to find anything out of place just a bunch of professional footballers training. but imagine playing on an empty stomach. these players are fighting what can i say i fight sometimes to come to train without having eaten they tell us yes coach we're hungry we didn't eat. living off football it's increasingly difficult in bonn even for professional player many teams lack the basics and payoffs go months without payment. i've been playing football for at least three years so it's really hard we can no longer live without the salary and as you can see we don't even have a jersey corseted. the country's economic problems have had
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a trickle down effect the lack of funding and poor organization have created a chaotic situation. real problem is that the state is putting money into the sport not of a right places and it doesn't necessarily go to a right person for most of these players football is their only source of income but they continue to play even if their next paycheck is hanging by a thread. you're watching the driving is coming to you live from berlin monica jones will be with you shortly with business news and she'll be taking a look back at a tell a billion a year of back a daughter trying straight a spat with china the uncertainty surrounding breaks it and the ongoing legal woes of comic goes and take chances investors had much to digest and money will be sorting that out and bring you up to date on those stories shortly. and then able
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