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this is d. w. news life from berlin a space x. rocket and an unmanned capsule blast off from florida to test flight goes well the private company will be one step closer to launching astronauts into space from american soil for the first time in eight years also coming up. donald trump goes off script as he gives the keynote speech to a major annual gathering of u.s. conservatives it's been a difficult week for the u.s. president and toby hoping to rebound politically by energizing his conservative
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base. nickel frolic welcome to the program. the u.s. aerospace company space x. has launched a rocket designed to carry astronauts to the international space station after lifting off from cape canaveral in florida it's due to reach the i assess on sunday where it will stay for just under a week there's no one on board this flight but if it's successful we could soon see astronauts taking off from us all for the first time since the end of the space shuttle program. three to one here is that. this rocket could soon bring manned spaceflight back to the united states for the first time since twenty eleven for space x.'s finder this moment was
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a long time in the making. but it's been seventeen years see at this point from two thousand two hundred now. and incredible amount of hard work and sacrifice for a lot of people after a program. well emotionally exhausted. because. those super stressful. but it worked. this time are right the only old cuban told board to create dragon capsule is a dummy it's connected to sensors to monitor what a human would experience nasa plans to put two astronauts aboard leecher this year how do they feel about it. seemed like everything went smoothly all the way up until launch and so far so good so from our standpoint this is this is what you want to see you want to see the team hitting its stride. as we get ready to put people on these things. this test flight will measure the vessel's reliability and
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safety in real life conditions that it paves the way for one of musk's long held ambition xfer the future of space travel. we go back to the very uncertain that's the goal yeah. we should have a base on the moon ok so permanently occupied here in paris on the moon and send people to mars you know it was supposed to be on mars those were. a giant leap perhaps for now i must add nasa are a small step closer to sending ordinary people into space. at least five civilians and two soldiers have been killed in an exchange of fire between indian and pakistani troops along the border in the disputed region of kashmir tensions have been running high as ins indian aircraft crossed into pakistan on tuesday to carry out a strike against militants aka sun freedom indian pilot had shot down saying it was a goodwill gesture to lessen tensions thank you. another victim in the
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decades long conflict a funeral procession winding up the hills of pakistan controlled kashmir. the man was killed in a gunfight between indian and pakistani troops near the disputed front here that divides kashmir between the rivals. on the i spoke to my son yesterday now i can no longer speak to him i wasn't aware of his death until other family members who pitches on the internet oh god what's what i'd do without him to do that you know you'd be able to tell you the poor man had to go near the border to work indian troops are deliberately targeting the civilian population by appealing to the international community to urge india to stop global because you know it is about the world. but on the indian side the latest escalation of hostilities has brought casualties two shells fired by pakistani soldiers left several dead and
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wounded. a congress of the fighting was going on in the night and the shell hit my house it was completely destroyed my son was injured and so will my wife and daughter. to try and protect those living along the volatile border the indian government is building fell zones of fun because. the shelters might not be enough to put people's minds at ease as tensions flare up between the nuclear armed states. and some other stories making news around the world. german federal police officials are under fire for storing video footage from body cameras on the servers of internet giant amazon opposition politicians of raise concerns about security and privacy issues the federal police say their own state infrastructure is insufficient to store the images. and opposition blogger and azerbaijan has been released from prison after serving two years in
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a case condemned by human rights activists women who sing off posted critical articles about corruption among lawmakers and officials in the former soviet republic he was convicted of libel after saying he had been kidnapped and beaten by the police. and official in southern nigeria says more than fifty people are missing after a leaky oil pipeline exploded and triggered a stampede a blast caused a massive oil spill in by year less us state on friday the heavily polluted niger delta the country is one of the world's largest oil producers. he was president donald trump has lashed out as out his political opponents in a key speech to conservatives trump is under mounting pressure on both domestic and foreign policy after this week's failed north korea summit and the explosive allegations made by his former lawyer and congress today the u.s. president addressed the conservative political action conference its third
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successive speech to the gathering which for decades has played host to republican leaders at the event from criticize democratic congressional investigations into his affairs. but they fight so hard on this which on this phony deal that they put together this phony think that now looks like it's dying so they don't have anything with russia there's no collusion so now they go and morph into that sense that they're every deal he's ever done we're going to go into his finances we're going to cherokees deals we're going to check these people is sick. for more let's bring in washington correspondent all over salad all over quite an unusual address there by the president what else did he say in his two hours speech. well that was his first appearance after his failed summit with north koreans kim jong
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un and also after his formal lawyer and fixer michael cohen testified at congress so all eyes were on the u.s. president's here today to see how he tackles his situation how he deals with the pressure is he's currently under that is mounting on him right now and interesting lee he did not go up volatile talking about michael cohen or north korea at first and then went straight off of his script really just as he did in the two thousand and sixteen election campaign and started attacking his political opponents he ridiculed the democrats made fun of the. congressional committees that are currently investigating against him and that was exactly celebrated in fact by cheering crowds that was all fired up and cheered for their president really and those were the pictures donald trump needed at this point. to go back
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into the political the offensive really after suffering a major setbacks here in recent days and weeks he was of course on home turf at this gathering but is he still have the full support of conservatives. he was and you could see that of course as well but when it comes to assessing him then the republican narrative is of course a different one then he is mostly evaluated based upon what he achieved as president and that he fulfilled many of his promises that he made during the two thousand and sixteen election campaign and those are renegotiating trade agreements with canada and mexico for instance the fuel you fuel to the american economy you brought back life to the steel industry here in the united states and those are aspects that are by far more important for his supporters than foreign policy issues for instance meanwhile the democrats are accelerating their investigation
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into tremseh affairs following that explosive testimony from his former lawyer michael cohen how much pressure is the president now under. so the testimony of michael cohen was above all a very embarrassing moment for the u.s. president cohen called him a con man and a racist and he delivered some evidence for that as well but this was evidence that we have heard and seen before so there was not a lot new coming out of these testimonies that said that was the public part of the testimonies and there were going on and will go on behind closed doors next week we don't know exactly what is being said behind these closed doors what we're waiting for right now is still the result of the mall investigation and the big overarching question here will be whether or not robert a small of the special counsel will be able to deliver evidence that the u.s. president that donald trump colluded with russian government officials whether or
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not this will be the case doesn't really matter for the next weeks for him this will be certainly a very difficult phase for him as pressure continues to mount on him. respond in oliver salad end washington d.c. thank you. and while don't trump was addressing conservatives democratic senator bernie sanders officially kicked off a second presidential campaign in new york as platform for the two thousand and twenty alexion includes medicare for all a fifteen dollar minimum hourly wage and addressing climate change as predicted he would win the democratic party nomination and then defeat donald trump called the most dangerous president in modern u.s. history. in afghanistan taliban insurgents have killed at least twenty three government troops at a camp and southern helmand province the attack began on friday and lasted for
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forty hours the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which they say engaged both afghan and foreign forces most foreign troops in afghanistan are members of the nato alliance operating alongside the united states among them are german troops helping to train afghan forces. an army helicopter approaches a military camp in northern afghanistan german troops are training afghan soldiers here the goal is for local forces to one day be able to keep the peace without help from other nations. by nefertiti in despite the progress we've made we still need to work on the details it will take a few years. the afghan army still depends on outside support it receives equipment for the united states and training and mentoring from other nato countries. until recently the afghans didn't even have their own air force soldiers here are trained in weaponry engineering and navigation with maps. and when the
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training started four years ago we barely had any resources but since then we've learned a lot and we've developed a relationship of trust. along with the version i was from the afghan air force exercises are becoming more vital because the taliban have regained control of up to half the country. pressure is growing on both afghanistan and the nato alliance. unfortunately the clashes have intensified over the last year and so we have to be prepared for our mission to continue and. the situation remains fraught and the afghan army is still a long way from protecting the country on its own. it's feared that a u.s. withdrawal could further strengthen the taliban. but as leaders saturday six years have all played out and byron munich have gone equal top of the table that's
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after the defending champions thrashed five one in the late game saugus disastrous season continued with a foreign will last and distance off fine for it struck late to defeat fellow european hopefuls hoffenheim bottom place nuremberg lost one nil at home to rb leipsic laver who is in beat five org and heard of her lend defeat at mines on friday night leaders doughton suffered a shock defeat and oust blog and on sunday stood got hoes hand over and raymond travel to work. and ten as roger federer has become just the second man to when one hundred career titles after winning the dubai championship final he shares the distinction with the legendary jimmy connors the thirty seven year old's defeated stephanos tsetse past six four six four it was revenge for federer after the greek wonder kid knocked him out of the australian open earlier this year that risk
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