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oh. this is the w. news live from berlin and classes on the border between colombia and venezuela as the showdown over humanitarian aid heats up troops loyal to president nicolas maduro have fired tear gas at rock throwing protesters that as well as opposition wants to bring essential supplies into the country to finance a government orders to keep the border clubs also coming up. to the polls are open in nigeria's national election survey still a tight race between incumbent president mohamed atta hardy and his main challenger
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as he grew up obama. also on the program files that could have documented the terrible deeds and maimed those responsible growth destroyed all not even created. instead of the perpetrators the victims were regulated in silence imposed by a book. this was german cardinal one hundred marks of the frank admission as the roman catholic church digs into its history of sex abuse by clergy will go to our correspondent at the vatican for the latest on the talks conference intervention continue since. the book. i'm irish waiter thank you for joining us. in venezuela a showdown at the colombian border is heating up opposition supporters have confronted soldiers who closed
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a key crossing point troops fired tear gas at rock throwing protesters in the venezuelan border town of rayna early this morning classes erupted a supporters of opposition leader one quite go prepared to escort humanitarian aid deliveries across the border. tear gas and tension on the venezuelan border the opposition supported by leaders from neighboring countries and elsewhere have called for a revolt against the government of incumbent president nicolas maduro the venezuelan military has been under madeira strict order to prohibit u.s. backed deliveries of food and medicine from entering the country maduro says the foreign aid is unnecessary and intended to undermine his government for weeks a key motorway bridge leading into venezuela from colombia has been barricaded and guarded day and night but calls to storm the border came on friday night particularly from opposition leader and self declared interim president one quite
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old. on february twenty third a month after having assumed my powers as interim president the venezuelan people will be on the streets demanding the entry of humanitarian aid and thanking the world for this unprecedented coalition. speaking in colombia quite a was supported in his speech by leaders from colombia chile and paraguay and the head of the organization of american states report say he was able to avert a travel ban with the assistance of the military hundreds of venezuelans camped overnight near the bridge to support the opposition looking to reach a turning point in the weeks long standoff. a correspondent how they are great us at the colombian border for us here they have been clashes early this morning what more can you tell us about that. well we've seen several clashes the ones you mentioned already in the record and also in vin as well other
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leader and it was my little has apparently tried to use all the state resources in order to ensure that no one actually reaches the border with colombia let's not forget that there's two stories happening today the one in the colombian side and the one in the van as well and we will focus on the colombian side of course because the press is mainly here but in venezuela there are some mass mobilization of people trying to reach the border to receive the humanitarian aid and also to protest against the government in several parts of the country so attention is in the air right here where we're in right now you can see the trucks perhaps in the back side it's so the trucks with humanitarian aid to die are due to start towards the border in just a matter of hours we heard that the interim president in colombia right now even though he's not allowed to leave venezuelan soil how is he going to get back into that as well. well that is perhaps the most important question here because no one truly knows if the military is behind why do or not he
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claims that he has friends in the military and that is certainly true but the question is are there enough of his friends to actually mitigate to the effect of the collapse maduro supporters and that's the question did he enter columbia as the leader of the government and as the leader of the military or did he enter it illegally no one really knows that for sure entering colombia illegally is actually quite easy we've seen it many times in the last few days that's why today is the decisive day where the military forces will have to choose whether they stick to nicolas maduro supporters or support why don't. you sense we were talking about the military here how much backing doesn't the door actually still have especially in the military is this seems to be the big question here. it's definitely being questioned and even though we can distinguish heads of the military always supporting equalizing a little and reiterating his that support we do know that the military is
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definitely fractioned in general one could say that the top leaders of the military are with mother but the medium range and the lower range their ranks are probably supporting why dole because they are not privileged because they don't have the money that the elite has because their family members their friends and their colleagues are in need and they probably will know that once they decide who to support have adequate us for us at the colombian border thank you so much. nigerians are voting for a new parliament and for their next president elections were postponed by a week the delay causing tensions in the country to flare up after four years of economic stagnation and failure to deal with a jihadist terrorist group boko haram president mohammad to behati is under pressure from challenger. our correspondent found such are sent us this report from the nigerian capital abuja. people are queued up and determined to make their voices heard this is just one of almost one hundred twenty thousand point stations
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across the huge country anticipation in the air but also concern and skepticism that. people are concerned about violence they're also concerned about whether this election is going to go a had as planned without any major disruption without any major interruption but as you can see here behind me people are lined very excited very educating off today to cast their ballot some people are camping here for hours to actually get to the top of the line to vote for one of the candidates that's more than seventy candidates on the ballot list today but it's not just about who is going to win this election there's so much more at stake whatever happens during and after the election we'll see a lot about whether this election was fair free and transparent and it was say a lot about the status of the still very for job democracy twenty years since the end of military rule in algeria. there more than forty million you we just heard
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voters compared to twenty fifteen many of them a first time voters especially young people one change many are ready to vote bihari out a lot of us are not there's blood shed there's every the government is not doing a lot about what is happening in this country really let's just tell ourselves all there is believe not everything was bad on their deen combin president bihari he has picked corruption i mean. you know you have provided a direction before you can catch. you must check if you serial numbers on this wall at your pointing station grace doesn't find her she's angry. because i have not i don't have my pseudonym my picture is not in votes things to a bit chaotic this morning but in the end on official assured grace she can vote regardless of do just a number on the selection will play out healthy a free and transparent it will be will help determine the future of the country.
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and now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world sudan's president omar al bashir has declared a year long state of emergency and dismissed the federal government of bashar took the steps amid growing protests against his government he called on opposition forces to engage in dialogue and. in india nearly one hundred people have now died after drinking tainted alcohol at least two hundred more have been hospitalized officials say the illegal bootleg liquor contained toxic amounts of methanol to increase potency many of the victims were teeth plantation workers in the country's north east. south korean media are reporting that north korean leader kim jong un has set off for vietnam on his armor train next week he will meet with u.s. president donald trump and one or these three thousand kilometer journey is expected to take at least two days. a roman catholic cardinal has
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admitted that the church destroyed their records about priests who sexually abused children reinhard mox brought this to light in a speech at the vatican conference on preventing sexual abuse by clergy and friday marks met with some of the victims and heard firsthand their testimony of the traumatic experience. millions of bad starts to move my legs that's my sex. i had no idea what was this about. that day my whole life and. it will never be the same. people have told me jesus saves. pieces on top of a cross is heating up my shit. it was the only thing i could focus on to take me
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out of what was happening. and what he's saying is that. if your dog. also. brought over the border patrol. thank you let's go now live to our correspondent martin jacques who's in rome margin so today cardinal marks of germany admitted that the church destroyed its files on paedophiles among us ranks that certainly allowed for more children to fall victim to abuse does this come as a surprise at all. well just to make clear i mean he did not explain exactly what he stakes tent of those struction of files he said that this is something that had happened inside the church we do not know if yet if this was actually church policy or this is actually the purview and the doing of particular bishop priest of particular congregations around the world nonetheless i mean this most certainly essentially increases the problem exponentially because what we've
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been talking about for for this many years is really about turning information to justice systems i mean police et cetera to investigate cases of abuse know a new layer is really laid on top of that which is there will be presumably a goal to bring police and national authorities to investigate the church itself for the cover up of people committing sexual abuses so it really confirms many of the suspicion is that people had it really makes the problem all the more all the more important to be here earlier in our program the spokesman of the german bishops conference said to g.w. that they are still quote trying to define it was zero tolerance means this is rather shocking considering we're talking about serious crimes involving children and lives being destroyed right. most certainly most certainly
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so hard to fathom that after twenty years of this really being at the very very top of the agenda for the church it is only now what this summit started conversation about what zero tolerance could mean specially given the fact that for the last four years sirrah tolerance has actually been promised by the church and by this pope which goes to say that you know in many ways that was an empty promise or at least a hundred not quite understand what they were getting themselves seem to the fact is that the revelations that were presented today by cardinal marx bring the question of zero tolerance into a completely new light because i think that no has been confirmed that the church not only snuck capable of solving and addressing the sea issues but the question of tolerance cannot possibly start within the walls of the institution martin quickly if you can do you see any real chance that the church is going to start turning over the evidence of these crimes to the civil authorities. i do not at
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this time see this as a concrete possibility i do think that there is movement it seems that cardinal marks is one of the main voices really trying to bring both to light and push the church in that direction but let me tell you every victim to which we have talked with whom we have talked has essentially said they see the pope us being very much committed to change but with very much alone surrounded by a very large body that would refer none of these issues to be raced mountain gap for us in rome thank you so much for your reporting. to sports now match day twenty three in the bonus they get kicked off on friday night with mid table then to bremen at home to lowly stuck finishing in a one one draw the home fans were shocked when steven spielberg slotted in the opener and here just two minutes on the clock. and supporters had to wait until the stroke of half time for the equalizer. to be class and hammered home an unstoppable
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shot the result least at that languishing in the relegation zone for another week. i am.

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