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culture. tree song from the forest starts the first on w. . player . play. this is due to be a news lot from birth that both black boxes from the crashed ethiopian airlines flight have been found they could provide answers to why the aircraft went down killing all one hundred sixty seven on board the weather was clear the plane was new so what went wrong. also coming up prosecutors dropped charges against an indonesian woman accused of assassinating north korean leader kim jong un's top
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brother where does that leave the investigation. venezuela's catastrophic blackout reports of a spike in looting and people dying in hospitals without electricity tempers are flaring as the country enters its fourth day of a power outage. plus a new all pride gets provocative in more ways than one this update a very classic takes on europe's refugee crisis but the director missed the opening night he was talking and moscow and not by choice. i'm sumi so much got that it's good to have you with us. both black boxes from an ethiopian airlines flight that crashed outside out of the bar on sunday morning have been located the boeing seven thirty seven x. eight jet went down six minutes after taking off bound for nairobi all one hundred
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fifty seven people on board were killed the crash has raised concerns over the safety of the seven thirty seven model involved a new design from boeing. have to daybreak red cross workers retrieve the personal items of those on board the flight. investigators recover the wreckage. a large crater marks the spot of impact ethiopian authorities are leading the search aided by the u.s. kenya and others. as the country marked a day of mourning the airline announced new safety precautions. as of. yesterday we have grounded all. the seventy seven marks fleet nicci took an alliance created in which was
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involved in yesterday's accident. a precaution safety measure. but this does not move that. incident was related to. these defects the specific fleet other countries have also temporarily grounded their max eight fleet the same boeing model crashed just five months ago in indonesia the victims of sunday's accident include people from thirty five countries. in nairobi the united nations environment december held a minute's silence for their colleagues who died on the way to the conference. this tragedy has affected people across the world they are hoping the investigation will answer why their loved ones didn't make it home. our correspondent
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melanie deval is following the story for us in nairobi she has more information about the victims of yesterday's plane crash details about the people from all over the world who are on board if the plane which never arrived here in nairobi. according to kenya has the highest number of casualties but thirty two followed by canada with eighteen it can't be our last nine and italy the u.s. and china all had eight nationals on board the list of their names has been published and we're learning more about the people behind these numbers one of them for example was. he was born and raised in mumbai studied law in washington d.c. and was on his way to nairobi because the mother of his fiance had died another victim is the ethiopian aid worker messy he worked for save the children was described by his colleagues as someone with tired leslie worked to protect vulnerable children in humanitarian crises there were also a lot of you and stuff as on board of the plane they were heading to nairobi where
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the assembly where the u.n. environment program is taking place this week they would have come to discuss the future of our planet but of course these are just a few stories about the people who lost their lives in yesterday's tragic crash. melanie credible reporting for us from nairobi well reacting to the crash china and ethiopia have said they will ground all boeing max eight planes as a precaution earlier i spoke to gives flood tell the managing editor of aviation week and ask him to tell us more about the type of plane that crashed. seventy seven max was based on the old seven three seven which boeing has been producing since the nine hundred sixty s. it's been shushi successful one of the actually the most successful civil aircraft for the max is a modern nasa said it has new engines some new software in there which is maybe
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important in in the court during the course of this investigation going has sold about five thousand of the aircrafts three hundred fifty of them have already been delivered since nineteen actually to two thousand and seventeen so this is centrally a new plane and it is the second time that this exact same aircraft type of aircraft has crashed we know if there was a link between these crashes. well that's the that's the point that's the big question here and the answer is we don't know yet the first question or crush you're referring to was lion air last october seventy seven off the coast of jakarta. there appears to be a link to a new software that boeing introduced on the max in that particular crash which is supposed to help the pilots control the aircraft during climb on others. i have not seen any evidence that the same system could have played
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a role. a crash so far but obviously it's early days these investigations can take months and sometimes years to find out what happened and yet china and ethiopia already said they're going to ground all boeing max eight planes do you think we're going to see similar announcements from other countries or aviation companies well we've seen both. both reactions i mean china has grown of the fleet if you look at the ground of the fleet others are continuing. the question is whether the u.s. carriers will continue flying the aircraft i believe they will going has indicated there is nothing they know that would. force or would. encourage people to not fly the aircraft anymore. china's particular case the chinese government is extremely important cautious as far as aviation safety is concerned so there is i wouldn't necessarily use that as kind of the blueprint for other
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countries to follow. yes speaking to us there earlier now an indonesian woman held on suspicion of killing the half brother of north korean leader kim jong un has been freed after charges were dropped city ayesha was accused of poisoning kim jong nam with a nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport two years ago but another suspect from vietnam is still on trial. for the relief. and even a smile the city i'm sure is finally a free woman off to murder charges against her unexpectedly dropped. a feel so happy. i didn't expected. today is my freedom day it. was. the engine the shim was one of
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two women held on suspicion of killing came jong nam this strange tough brother of the north korean leader kim jong un. c.c.t.v. footage from february twenty seven teen shows him a kuala lumpur international airport in malaysia at this point it's alleged the women smeared the deadly nerve agent x. be on his face here he's seen describing to security guards want to happened and he says school to to the medical clinic at the airport. just minutes later he collapsed he died on the way to hospital. the city i sure has always denied murder claiming she and another woman were tricked into carrying the nerve agent by north korean spies part of a prank for a reality t.v. show we stew truly believe that she is really a scapegoat and she's innocent. there was no direct evidence that she had played
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anything on it i don't know the fact that it was that will follow you not have to do any of the city i shot but for don t. one of the other person accused of kim jong un's assassination no such reprieve the vietnamese seen here on the left is sent to be traumatized that she has not also been freed. it's still unclear why city i sure has been released but having faced execution she can now enjoy getting her life back. let's stick to our correspondent and heartache he is in bangkok following this story for us so why he has been set free now after two years in prison tell us more about what's behind that decision. well it seems to me what's behind that decision is a letter by the indonesian government to the malaysian attorney general weighing in
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on city isis behalf saying see thought she was part of a reality show she was playing a prank also citing the longstanding and good relations between the two countries and placing the blame squarely on north korea saying that the north korean intelligence services made. their tool and that's why they are asking the malaysian attorney general to reconsider which he apparently did because the charges were dropped she wasn't acquitted but she was released what that means is that the trial could be taken up again if new evidence were to emerge for example but she is allowed to travel to indonesia so it seems to be that's it for her so we busted as we saw another descent and a woman from vietnam is still in custody why was she not for a. very good question and also a question that her lawyers are asking as well saying they are they're requesting
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that the charges against her be dropped as well because she was charged using the same evidence and they're saying that following the principle of equality the charges against her should should be dropped as well and it's not only them saying that it's also her father in vietnam has spoken out and he said he doesn't understand it either why was the indonesian suspect released he asked and not his daughter so those are questions that are better still up in the air and we'll have to see how the malaysian authorities are going to deal with this if they're going to drop the charges against her as well so far they have it ok so one defendant released one still in custody where does all of this lee. the investigation are we any closer to finding out what really happened. while the four prime suspects which seem to be four north koreans who left the country left malaysia immediately after the attack they're not likely to show up again so they're out of reach of the malaysian authorities and one thing that can be said is
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that. this whole case has led to. a downturn in the deterioration of relations between north korea and. which were pretty good before the case there were hundreds of north korean workers in malaysia north koreans were allowed to travel visa free to north to malaysia now that's all a thing of the past reportedly the malaysian embassy in north korea hasn't been staffed since two thousand and seventeen but malaysia's prime minister monti here he recently said that he's ready to resolve the issues between north korea but that seems to indicate that they're not going to pursue this case any further so we're very unlikely to find who are the real perpetrators behind kim jong noms murder so me and heartache reporting for us from bangkok thank you very much. that's some other stories making headlines around the world iran's president hassan rouhani has started a three day visit to neighboring iraq his first official visit as president he was
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accompanied by a high ranking delegation iran has emerged as an ally of iraq since the u.s. invasion that toppled iraqi dictator saddam hussein. in moscow thousands of people protested against a draft law that would place tax restrictions on the internet in russia lawmakers say the bill will prevent foreign interference but critics say it will increase censorship and isolate the country from the rest of the world. and in the u.s. state of arizona a woman suffered serious cuts when she was attacked by a jaguar in a zoo witnesses said the calf reached through a fence to the woman climbed over a barrier to take a selfie. so officials say the jaguar will not be put down and that the a woman violated clearly posted learning. you're watching d.w. still to come on the program an opera with a sharp political message opens a number but as the curtain goes up the director isn't there we have that back story just that. but
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first japan is remembering the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country's northeast on this day exactly eight years ago along the coast of japan still hopeful region people have been praying for those who died a went missing in the disaster in tokyo government officials and members of the imperial family attended a memorial service the tsunami killed more than eighteen thousand people it also caused a nuclear meltdown at the fukushima daiichi power plant it was one of the worst nuclear accidents on record a sizeable zone of the countryside near the power plant remains off limits to this day cleaning up the radioactive contamination will take decades. let's get more on the story now with sean bernie he is a senior nuclear specialist with green peace germany thanks so much for joining us you recently visited fukushima what was your impression of how things are there right now how's the region recovered in the last eight years. well it's important
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to distinguish the very complex situation but a large part of fukushima the people are just trying to get on with their lives and rebuild eight years after the tsunami and earthquake and nuclear disaster but in the areas that were most contrary to this is hundreds of square kilometers radiation levels we measured over thousands of measuring points are still far too high for people to live there and yet the japanese government has lifted the so-called evacuation orders for significant periods of the bird to be close to the plot and it's not just not safe for people to live there ok so what do you make then of what the japanese government has done since this happened eight years ago. well one of the big mistakes is that the japanese government is remains committed to nuclear power and having an area of japan closed off for decades perhaps even longer sent a signal to the people of japan that nuclear disasters can can cause catastrophe so
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the japanese government initiated a enormous decontamination program is about sixteen million tons of nuclear waste soil plants being removed from the air is the most contaminated and fukushima however there's no solution for that waste and so currently there's tens of thousands of transports of this nuclear waste moving around fukushima at the same time because she might self it's about seventy percent mountainous forest where most of the redirect cesium deposited and most of it is still there it's moving through the the food cycle through the forest cycle. and it's a slow release and those levels of radiation particularly cesium one three seven which is the main redo nuclides we're talking about will remain a hazard for decades and well into next century you know that is troubling sean how has this disaster affected japanese attitudes towards nuclear power.
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so prior to the fukushima accident there was very strong opposition but it tended to be in the regions where the reactors were of the local level generally about half the population was skeptical of nuclear power consistently since two thousand and eleven you've had polling between sixty seventy percent of the japanese public hundred twenty seven million people basically saying there needs to be a change in japanese energy policy no more nuclear power and we have to transition to renewables and the example of germany has been very well understood here both by the people and by business. which on bernie a senior nuclear specialist with greenpeace germany thank you very much for your analysis. your old. venezuela's opposition leader won by though says he will ask lawmakers to declare a state of alarm that would authorize the delivery of international aid following the catastrophic power blackout that has paralyzed the country the people of
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venezuela are struggling to cope as police arrest an increasing number of people looting. shops in the venezuelan capital smashed up and picked clean of their contents. at this supermarket in south eastern caracas people accused of taking food including pastor rice and tomato sauce were among those later arrested by security forces for looting. scenes of desperation like this are becoming more commonplace in the crisis hit south american nation all compounded by a day's long power outage. medicines were already in short supply now reports that the blackout has led to patients dying in hospitals also fueling rising anger at the government's inaction . that let me say a medical crisis in venezuela has
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a first and last name and it's nicolas maduro it's time to understand that the humanitarian crisis is not political it's social venezuelan's a dying because there are no solutions and what sort of story meanwhile those fortunate enough to get power from a generator of finding new uses for their refrigerators. they won't even have a refrigerator where we're storing food but it can also fit medicine was there are many people who need to store them at least as far as insulin is concerned i mean don't they mine is really no no. but many businesses have been without power for days with their fridges off food is rotting on the shelves forcing many shop owners to cut their losses. ok i live on earth again i'm giving this only away yesterday i gave away pizza today i'll give all of this to the kids on the street i knew the world out there. as the crippling blackouts drags on so does the blame game between
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the opposition and the president over his way and can do now is wait for good news . now to the day that shattered the small town of vincent and southwestern germany ten years ago today a seventeen year old gunman stormed into his former high school and started shooting at students and teachers he killed fifteen people before eventually turning the gun on himself it was a rare and shocking act of violence here in germany which has seen three school shootings since the one nine hundred sixty s. many relatives and survivors of in the are calling for greater gun controls for them a decade later the emotional scars remain. visiting the place where her daughter was gunned down ten years ago is still incredibly difficult for gisela meyer the day she heard the news of her daughter's death in the high school her life changed forever. if my world just fell apart it pulled the ground out from under my feet i absolutely couldn't grasp what happened and it took months for him to understand
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that she was done so i kept resisting the very thought of it could be up to. her daughter nino was one of fifteen victims that a gunman shot at the school and during his a school. she was a student teacher in the school and buried under twenty fifth birthday. the seventeen year old shooter had stolen his father's gun from an unlocked bedroom cabinet in the end he killed himself. today this memorial room pays tribute to those who lost their lives in this former classroom the gunman shot the students at random. gisela meyers active in the against violence in schools foundation to prevent such acts from ever happening again. one small step forward is stricter laws on private individuals storing firearms. trauma counselor i'll bet b.
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singer was one of the first on the scene after the shooting he helps students who had lived through the horrific experience process their emotions. i tried to talk with them so they could process what they went through. lead and i had to that's a principle of trauma counseling people to express their feelings can because it's far more harmful to suppress them to understand let them cry and scream if they need to see those miners fight in in the decade since the shootings security measures in the school have been stepped up doors are more difficult to open from the outside and teachers try to identify challenging students early on. we want to mention for example we have a school social worker who's deeply involved in the school where yet we have a project name but social cohesion with and getting along with others. relatives of the victims try to somehow to go on with their lives gisela meyer has finally managed to find some inner peace. or taught this point child the shooter
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came across as a monster but he was really just a young boy full of the hate because he couldn't have the life of another city but that image of him really helps me understand what made him commit such an evil. spirit and. this memorial called the broken ring symbolizes the suffering in winnenden a brutal cut a contemplate of place and the shadow of a fateful day. in the german city of hamburg is the opening night of the verdi opera now bucco began with its director two thousand kilometers away under house arrest in moscow has set up in a cough as relied on friends to carry out his vision for the production his updated take on this very work puts the plight of refugees in europe front and center. a modern rendition a very nice classic nabucco set in the u.n.
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security council teeming with six intrigue and dispose. of the slave chorus laments their lost home but in this update the original hebrew slaves have been replaced by actual refugees from syria and afghanistan. director carol sarah brenda coffee is not able to take the final curtain he's under house arrest in moscow and can only send a video message or a. group opening thank you so much for all these extraordinary moment it mark. life. is all shit carol sir brenna colpus considered a punk among russian directors he's received international accolades but the outspoken kremlin critic was arrested in august of two thousand and seventeen charged with embezzling public funds he now has to work remotely from his moscow
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apartment. for me just my view and for me it felt like we had a real director here i have often worked with directors who seemed much more absent even though they were physically present the. rehearsal recordings for the director each scene from every phase of rehearsals was filmed and sent via a u.s.b. stick to moscow it was up to system director of guinea could logon to communicate serve brenna cuffs return video instructions to the team in hamburg at any point because my methods everyone has their own opinion of the message rules. they see different meanings questions and answers that's good but there are certainly no clear message. but it certainly shines a light at outcast from our modern society putting actual refugees center stage and letting them voice an operatic call for freedom.
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of our top story that we're following here on you both black boxes from an ethiopian airlines flight that crashed outside at us about them on sunday have been found the boeing seven thirty seven max eight aircraft that went down just minutes after takeoff killing all one hundred fifty seven people on board. coming up our show eco india will look at health official women are at challenge in gender stereotypes in india and we'll get to the women who helped make human rights universal that's in just a few minutes here and if you. just. to
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. go into. friendly tourism which women at the helm had never even dreamt up rolling up a tin the indian women guy just sitters through the mangroves near of in korea day you can go see any of constantly very much. telling them about local mio diversity
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