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i'm ready to play. digital. storage march. d.w. . played. last place . this is d.w. news line from berlin and the space x. rocket and an unmanned capsule blasted off from florida as the 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 manger annual gathering of u.s.
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conservatives it's been a difficult week for the u.s. president and coby hoping to rebound politically by energizing the service base. and rio de janeiro's world famous carnival takes off with revelers color slowly and protesting against president joe you're both a narrow and discriminatory discourse. player . played. on a cultural like 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 assessed on sunday we're told stay for just under a week there's no one on board this flight but if it's successful we could soon see
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astronauts taking off from u.s. soil for the very first time since the end of the space shuttle program three two one here it's been. this rocket could soon bring manned space flight back to the united states for the first since twenty eleven for space x.'s finder this moment was a long time in the making. has been seventeen years to get to this point in two thousand two hundred now. and an incredible amount of hard work and sacrifice for a lot of people after i got my mom. well emotionally exhausted. because of those service. but it worked. this time the 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
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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 vessels reliability and safety in real life conditions that it paves the way for one of musts long held ambition xfer the future of space travel. we go back to the moon cern that's the goal. we should have a base on the moon. permanently occupied here in paris on the moon and send people to mars you know sort of posing on mars that's were. a giant leap perhaps for now i must give nasa are a small step closer to sending ordinary people into space. at least five civilians
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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 in the indian aircraft crossed into pakistan on tuesday to carry out a strike against militants freed an indian pilot had shot down saying it was a goodwill gesture to lessen tensions. thank you. another victim in a 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 firm tear that divides kashmir between the rivals. only i spoke to my son yesterday now i can no longer speak to him i wasn't aware of his stuff until other family members saw pictures on the internet oh god what would i do without him to do that
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you know everybody thought the poor man had to go near the border to work indian troops are deliberately targeting the civilian population i appealed to the international community to urge india to stop what we're talking you know there's a bunker. but on the indian side the latest escalation of hostilities has brought casualties two shells fired by pakistani soldiers left several dead and 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 shells and of bunker has but the shelters might not be enough to put people's minds at ease as tensions flare up between the nuclear armed states. now to some other stories making news around the world.
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tens of thousands of people took to the streets of milan to denounce racism the protesters say italy's right wing government is promoting racist policies including refusing to allow humanitarian ships that they've migrants in the mediterranean to dock at italian ports. and opposition blogger and azerbaijan has been released from prison after serving two years in a case condemned by human rights activists on hussain off posted critical articles about corruption among lawmakers and officials in the former soviet republic it was convicted of libel after saying he had been kidnapped and beaten by police. u.s. president has lashed out at his political opponents in a key speech at a conservative conference trump is under mounting pressure on both domestic and foreign policy after this week's failed north korea summit and the explosive
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allegations made by his former lawyer in congress but at the conference today trump was among friends. little has changed about donald trump's america first show since he first ran for president in twenty six dane this sounded like a campaign launch and it looked like one too in front of an audience of the truest or true believers the president made his case for re-election america is winning again was america is respected again with the end the world knows that that line got a cheer but the president didn't stay on his prepared script for long instead he delivered a rambling address full of surprising insights into his frame of mind and i'm in the white house and i was lonely i said let's go to iraq. and i
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had a hell of a meeting in iraq trump has been president for over two years but he's now under the greatest pressure he's faced so far it's dyce it's a former close confidant denounced him before congress his opponents the democrats now have new evidence for their investigations to trump denies any wrongdoing. so they don't have anything with russia there's no collusion so now they go and morph into let's inspect every deal he's ever done we're going to go into his finances we're going to check his deals we're going to check these people and see if this conservative conference has long been where republican leaders make their political case to the base but it's next election me is trump will have to appeal to those outside this convention if he's to stay in office. a short while ago i talked to our washington correspondent all over salads who closely followed the conservative conference here's his analysis of trends fiery states his longest
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since taking office two years ago. well that was his first appearance after his failed summit with north koreans kim jong un and also after his formal lawyer and fixer michael cohen testified at congress so all eyes were on the u.s. president 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 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 at 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
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fact by by a cheering crowd 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 into 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 and then he is mostly evaluated based upon what he achieved as 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
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he 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 into tram's 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 races 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 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
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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 donald trump colluded with russian government officials whether or not this will be the case doesn't really matter for the next weeks for him for this will be certainly a very difficult phase for him as pressure continues to mount on him t w correspondent all over salad in washington d.c. thank you well don trump was addressing conservatives democratic senator bernie sanders officially kicked off a second presidential campaign in new york city he called on americans from all walks of life to join his fight for political revolution and pledged to create an economy and government that work for all people sanders said his campaign was built to defeat donald trump called the most dangerous president and modern u.s.
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history. the first rio de janeiro carnivals those president diable sonora took office has officially begun with several participants singing protest songs against the president far eyeballs than our own has openly attacked the l g b t community and other minority. it's seven am in the heart of rio's historic center to reason neighborhood and carnival is already underway california lively as usual but this year's festivities are also very political the country's far right president has repeatedly incited violence against minorities we seem to see many homosexuals like me of being attacked on the straights and i often think i could be next i feel unsafe you my own city and in my own country we're going to somewhere yeah acts of fun and sickens women and her sexual have increased since both sinatra was elected. you know it's ok to be prejudiced in brazil again. many brazilians
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believe the government has launched a cultural war against everything that makes the country colorful and diverse carnival is there what to resist. we have a form of this. form of judges governor and a former army captain is present and that's why it's important to show that diversity and freedom are possible to make someone see. the night before rio's mayor didn't appear at the traditional ceremonial handover of the key to the carnival king the evangelical bishop says the festival is immoral the rifle is here or in the minority latest survey shows that almost two thirds of brazilians backed the president despite the culture war. and tennis roger federer has become just the second man to win one hundred career titles after winning the dubai championship final he shares the distinction with the legendary jimmy connors the thirty seven year old defeated stephanos tsetse fuss six four six four it was it revenge for
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federer after the greek wonderkid who knocked him out of the australian open earlier this year federer's make sure he comes eighteen years after he won his first title. coming up after the break the bundesliga with crest harrington it's matchday twenty four and barring munich were looking to capitalize on a stumble from their title rivals knowing a win over a glass would lift them to join top of the table and that mass and more coming up. watching daily news from berlin remember you can say up to date around the clock on our website thanks to the. earth the home for saving googling genius tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world ideas to protect the climate and boost green energy solutions like global ideas be embodied in series of global three thousand on d w.

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