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four mornings. this is e w news live from berlin and it is this brags a deal or brags it may not happen at all those are the words those that use junkyard younger appearing alongside theresa may at a late night news conference he's warned there will be no third chance but are the new terms enough to finally win the support of british lawmakers. also coming up algeria is ailing president says he will not seek a fifth term that follows mass protests next month's elections have also been delayed raising concerns about where the country is headed. sam turns
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a neighbor against neighbor in rural kenya we look at how demand for the construction material is damaging land and endangering lives. and happy birthday world wide web on march twelfth one thousand nine hundred and nine a man named tim came up with a user friendly way to connect computers around the world fast forward thirty years and we have online dating fake news and kept videos of what possibly could come next. i'm serious i was gonna it's good to have you with us the e.u. was calling it the last chance bragg's a deal led to british lawmakers are under pressure to decide if they'll accept it prime minister theresa may says legally binding assurances over the future of the irish border should when parliament support may hammered out the revisions and late night talks with the u. leaders in strasbourg as the eggs. less than three weeks away british m.p.'s are
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scrutinizing their agreement for a vote that is scheduled for later today. this the british government and the you believe they have now removed to pick a stumbling block and. british prime minister to resign may and european commission president. have agreed changes to disown irish backstop an insurance policy that will see not an island continuing to follow e.u. rules in order to keep its border with the block open. having an insurance policy to guarantee that it will never be a part of this absolutely right it is the u.k. solid commitments in the belfast good friday agreement but if we ever have to use that insurance policy it cannot become a permanent arrangement i just know the template for all future relationship. they have now agreed that the backstop would only apply temper of that revision could
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bring a breakthrough in the current impasse many projects and lawmakers rejected the entire deal because they feared that the backstop could force the u.k. to. indefinitely but what if you're going to this is the last time the you will make concessions. in politics sometimes you do get the second shots you do so what we do with the second that comes because the really new coach says there will be no further into that they should have been through the tensions and noted for the issuance usually reassurances. with britain due to pull out of the u. in less than three weeks it's now up to the british parliament to decide which way the u.k. will go. well the main sticking point as we heard there is still the so-called backstop arrangement for the irish border now the aim is to keep an open border between northern ireland which is part of the u.k. and the irish republic which will stay a member of the year. paean union if the u.k.
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leaves the e.u. without a deal the backstop as it's called would keep northern ireland within the e.u. customs union but that would create different conditions between northern ireland and the rest of the u.k. and in the eyes of some that would effectively mean a kind of border within the u.k. well next there's a vote scheduled to take place this evening in the british parliament in our correspondent is following that story for us from london so theresa may says she's done what she needs to she's gone to speak to your leaders in strasbourg gotten changes that she sees as are necessary what are lawmakers there who you've been speaking to saying about that vote today. well it's interesting you mentioned and explained the situation about northern all of the northern irish border and the opinion of the northern irish m.p.'s here in the house has fallen and is crucial for many and i managed to speak to one of the members of the do you pm the northern irish party seventy wilson and he seemed to be very very skeptical
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as to whether they could endorse the new deal former british prime minister i put it to him that business in northern ireland has been urging to do you to end the insecurity to vote for the deal so that business can move on there is more planning security he said that for him is not as important as the political situation let's see also what he had to say generally on the e.u. and how he views the european union one of the reasons why i think the do not want . because they know that it would reset the clock it would give some leverage back to the you know don't forget if there is no. the e.u. would have to start renegotiating the thirty nine billion or else be left with a huge hole in its budget with your country and all the european countries having to fill out hold at a time when they're going into the economic recession and you know i think that
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that's the reason why the us panicking apartheid and the situation i'm fairly relaxed were no dave situation i'd rather have a no date than the toxic deal that we are discussing at the moment. so that was sammy wilson a member of the northern ireland a d u p the party there an ally of course of teresa mayes the government. what is the probability that lawmakers will pass this deal today. his hat from the d u p a and they will be listened to also by a lot of conservative m.p.'s that they seem quite reluctant at this moment of course they haven't really made up their mind there is the opinion of the attorney general who will explain his legal position and then many m.p.'s will ultimately decide but we know that many on the more conservative wing of the conservative party on the right wing of the conservative party are skeptical also we've heard from labor from the opposition party that they don't think that they can endorse
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this deal so really a lot of critical voices have come up here this morning we also have to remember last time treason may try to get the steel tree she was defeated by two hundred thirty votes that's really a record loss for the prime minister now the question is can she reduce this number if she gets her deal maybe not three but has less opinion less in these behind her maybe she will try and force a true another time but it's only two weeks of bricks and so the clock really is ticking and that's right very good so if the deal does not pass today what happens next. there is a series of votes that the prime minister has promised for her m.p.c. has promised that there will be a vote or no deal this is for a lot of m.p.'s here in london here in the house of commons is a horror scenario that within two weeks' time that the u.k. will crash out of the european union with no future arrangement so
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a vote on the not on the so-called new deal is promised by tomorrow then if m.p.'s as expected will vote against a no deal scenario then they can vote all the possible extensions so they will then force the prime minister to go to the european union and ask for an extension of the whole withdrawal process is also likely to get through so we might at the end of these few days we might have to sit your. ation that britain is not leaving the european union but is also in the e.u. for an extension but a lot hangs on this vote today who knows maybe it's reason they will get a deal sri of course the the government is hoping that they still do have a chance to get a treaty today or a date of these very good math on the latest break the developments for us in london thank you very much. our correspondent max huffman is in strasbourg where the new terms were agreed i here's what he has to say about the british parliament vote today if they don't back this deal but at the same time they want to avoid
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a no deal drugs and what does it mean that might even mean a second referendum or a new elections and that of course is the worst case scenario for hard drugs the tears they might be willing to swallow this agreement if it means that they can still have their brags and avoid no brags that because you don't know what's going to be the result of a second referendum if it really takes place so this is zone clode you'll go to the president of the e.u. commission building up even more pressure for this crucial vote in the house of commons on tuesday what really happens afterwards we don't know but this is this is really the kind that's the important part we've been steering towards this for for two years and also eyes are trying to build up pressure as much as possible and in the case of zone clued younger in order to force the house of commons to pass this deal with his successful or not we'll see later in the day. max huffman in strasbourg and you can of course find more bragg's of coverage on our website dot
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com turning now to algeria where demonstrators are back in the streets of algiers a day after president abilities beautifully announced he would not seek another term in office now we have images that just a few minutes old here these are students protesting against us decision to postpone the presidential election that was set for april eighteenth but a flicker did not name a new date he was responding to weeks of protests that have been gaining support from algerian institutions but many voters are not convinced that the eighty two year old leader will follow through on his promise to not run again. echoes of the arab spring after nearly a month of protests the eighty two year old who defeat a bow to public pressure announced he will not run for office thomas president the news brought tens of thousands on the streets to celebrate but some struck a note of caution warning that real change must follow. to see.
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if. it's a good thing but only if they change the government completely. if the bring someone just like him. it's not worth it. they have to change the whole government persons as well so wary of the announcement that the election due to be held next month has been postponed indefinitely. should be what does it mean when they announce the buddha flicka is not running for a fifth term but that he is adding another year this is what he wanted from the beginning to postpone the elections and have another year we don't want that so we want to put a fleet and it's a plan to give up power to keep you assure that a beautiful it all but. to defeat has suffered a severe stroke in two thousand and thirteen and it's really appeared in public since monday here into viet footage of the ending present in the meeting that included nordin but do we have the courage interior minister who is not considered part of put if because in a circle has been named the new prime minister. that's being seen as
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a sign that the old guard might really be releasing its hold on power. let's catch up on some other stories making news around the world u.s. backed syrian forces say they have killed at least thirty eight she hottest in heavy fighting in eastern syria the syrian democratic forces have been closing in on the town of for several weeks now it is the last pocket of territory held by the so-called islamic state in syria. australia has joined a growing list of countries and airlines restricting operation of the boeing's new seven thirty seven max airline australia's aviation authority said it. as a temporary measure a seven thirty seven max crashed in ethiopia on sunday the second crash of the model in five months. u.s. secretary of state mike on pale as announced that washington is pulling all remaining diplomatic personnel out of venezuela he said the decision reflected the deteriorating situation in the country venezuela's electricity grid largely
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collapsed last week when president maduro a suggested that to us that a u.s. sabotage caused the blackout. and a court in belgium has sentenced the gunman who killed four people in an attack on brussels jewish museum to life in prison. staged the attack in two thousand and fourteen after returning from syria where he's suspected of having joined the so-called islamic state. here in germany the trial of an iraqi asylum seeker accused of raping and murdering a fourteen year old girl gets underway today prosecutors say that the twenty two year old suspect be attacked and killed the victim in the city of a spot in last year and then fled with his family to iraq german federal police eventually brought him back with the help of iraqi authorities the case is still the broader debate about asylum in germany especially for those who are charged with violent crime. when susanna disappeared in may last year two weeks went by before any trace of her could be found then police discovered the body of
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a fourteen year old next to a railroad track and a home covered with dirt and branches ali be a young iraqi living in a refugee shelter in response was the main suspect the investigating team then got a tip from within the migrant community where he was living. at about six thirty pm on sunday june third the thirteen year old refugee appeared in vs baden's first precinct and said that susana had been raped and murdered so i think about it. and he named this twenty year old iraqi as a possible suspect. its workers in. and his family fled overnight to northern iraq but he was arrested there and handed over to german authorities he confessed to killing susanna but denies having returned. right wing populist use the case to criticize the government's refugee policy in germany emotions ran high in an unusual step chancellor merkel commented on the sidelines
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of the g. seven summit in canada. this unimaginable suffering that the family and also the victim have endured touches everyone including me. i can only say now that it is good that the suspected perpetrator has been caught the. first. is believed to have killed susanna in order to cover up the rape he has also been accused of raping an eleven year old girl that case is being handled separately. the u.n. environment programs annual assembly has opened in nairobi member states are looking at ways to slash pollution and build a greener global economy in the host country kenya illegal sand mining is a growing environmental threat a building boom in the nation's cities is driving demand for sand but digging it out has a depleted water supplies and lead to violence melanie korda bol visited
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a district where the promise of quick cash from sand is having devastating consequences. it's a walk across the scarred landscape which. called home this used to be a river carrying drinking water for the community and then livestock in much tacos county kenya. that's until sentai was just started illegally mining the river bed leaving barely any sand told the water john fight to stop them but his activism has come at a high price. goes when no it's somebody. my whole. also is a human being that you made to feel. john says send the tales out behind the illegal mining which feeds the demands of the country's rapid and i say sure people in his community believe they won't stop the destruction until there is no sand
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left with no regard for those whose lives depend on access to the water is. when the sun is too hot and you come to look for water you find the levels have gone very low and this water is salty it's not good for washing clothes for drinking this water is bad and we sometimes catch diseases like typhoid. all over the country illegal sand harvesting is taking place in broad daylight the driver of this truck doesn't want to be filmed but tells us up to two hundred truckloads of sand are collected each day the illicit sand business is a lucrative one just not for the people in the communities where the sand is mind on the small group of sandy this cashes in on the sales where the people of much of course are divided between those who depend on the little money and from harvesting and those desperate to save the last puddles of water in the area but no matter which side they're on both groups suffer the dangerous and by mental and human cost
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of the data you send industries underbelly. many lives have been ruined or lost due to kenya sandra this is a thirty six year old mom who lost her husband a centavo who died at work. because. it happened on the seventh of march twenty fourth teen before he was scooping sand to sell. as they were scooping sand and taking underground the soil above him fell down and buried him. as does self as opposed to the sand harvesting which has caused an almost permanent drought in the region but she knows that many of these men who make just a few dollars a day feel like they have no choice. and with. the problem that we have. and we have families we have needs.
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we're human beings and we try to hold to get chills but we just don't get them. done says it's a tragedy that men like matthew are being used by the cut tells and have become complicit in destroying the livelihoods of their communities he's asking politicians and police to find these stand up to those stealing much like a sand so that hopefully one day its rivers can recover. hakeem al-arabiya a refugee football player from bahrain who was held in a thai prison has been granted australian citizenship today al-arabiya met the australian prime minister scott morrison who successfully lobbied for his release in two thousand and fourteen al-arabiya fled bahrain where he was born after being accused of vandalism and was granted asylum in australia he was held in thailand on
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an extradition warrant from his former homeland. in the bundesliga is monday night game frankfurt and distilled are closed out match day twenty five the hosts took their time but eventually overcame their opponents going three goals in the second half that means frankfurt remains undefeated in two thousand and ninety. four defeated by frankfurt in a major way earlier this season conceding seven goals to the high flying eagles all eyes run frankfurt's as he scored five goals against dusseldorf in their first encounter but he wouldn't be a factor in this one the home side thought they were off to a great start maybe even early goal but unfortunately for dusseldorf luka back here was called for him bald in the build up after the restart frankfurt opened the scoring off the cross has since he finished with a header one zip frankfurt they haven't lost a match after taking the lead in twenty nine games in stoppage time they added
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another through a rare substitute sebastian i lay out the french me no problem navigating the keeper. only two minutes later a lay up again giving frankfurt the easy three nil victory over dusseldorf a great tune up for frankfurt to face intermingle on in the europa league later this week the. ultimate fighting championship star khana mcgregor has been arrested in miami for allegedly smashing a fan's phone as he tried to take a picture of the irish mixed martial arts fighter respond with robert robbery and a criminal mischief the alleged incident took place as the. thirty year old was leaving a hotel early in the morning last year mcgregor was ordered by a court to undergo anger management training to do five days of community service after attacking a bus that was carrying rival u.f.c. fighters. now thirty years ago today a scientist named tim berners lee put the idea for the world wide web on paper and suggested to us boss that they set it up his boss agreed and the rest is history
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but his idea has taken off in directions he could never have imagined. the ability of just about anyone to contact everyone anywhere in the world is down to this man tim berners lee as a young english physicist berners lee came up with a program language that enabled computers connected to the internet to exchange data. back then he was more concerned about linking academic computers around the world the science community and something else tim berners lee didn't get his language paid into it world wide web was free of charge from the beginning on that might have had something to do with how the internet swept and changed the world in such a short time. while we're getting to this point in just a few months when for the first time more than half the world will built will be online we're calling it a fifty fifty moment and that's a moment where i think we've got to do two things firstly we've got to say what
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about the next fifty percent and there's a lot of challenge in how we're going to get everybody connected or even the most the majority of the world connected but it's also of course a lot to do to make the web better and whether that's dealing with privacy concerns with content online with governments censoring or cutting access to the web in different parts of the world there's lots to do to make sure that we're getting the web we want not a web that actually hurts humanity because that's the downside enormously powerful tech conglomerates like facebook and google who collect and monetize personal days or the. it's that spied on the citizens they make berners lee livid so no days he's working to help internet users regain control and ownership of their personal data . give you business reporter rob watson has more on this story for us hi rob thank you for joining us it's hard to believe so thirty years ago the entire world wide
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web was created yes that's right and what is important to differentiate between is the internet and the worldwide web so the internet is something that's been around since the one nine hundred sixty s. in one form or another and what we're talking about today is the w.w.w. dot that we know the world wide web it's what we access when we go onto our web browser such as firefox or safari or internet explorer and that was proposed thirty years ago by a man called tim berners lee we can actually see him on this picture here heard from the third from the left celebrating at cern where he was working at the time thirty years ago and he proposed what at the time he called an information management system and it was a way in which all the different computers at could talk to each other and share information that until that point had been incompatible with each other so it's a pretty incredible accomplishment but it sounds like tim berners lee is actually not that happy with what the world wide web has become and he invented it to be a great leveller that everyone could access for free that everyone could pool all
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of their information and then all together we could solve the world's problems but he has in the past few days in speaking about this and indeed today saying that he has concerns about the direction in which the worldwide web has gone since he invented it there are three things in particular that points out that upset him state act is using his tool to spread misinformation talks about advertising models that encourage click bait. information that's not really of any great informative value he also doesn't like the way that the internet. has encouraged outraged and polarizing debate but it certainly has you know the world wide web was always free it still is technically but we do kind of pay a price don't we for what we do online i mean sometimes we literally pay a price you know to access websites which tim berners lee might say is against his original principle but also the big thing that we all pay with is data and it's
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something that tim berners lee is trying to change in fact he's part of a group that's trying to establish what's called pods ways in which that people can keep all of their data in one place and then control how the likes of facebook google amazon access that data what data they can access he's also pushing for something that he caused the contract for the web which is an international set of laws signed up to by the nations of the world that can govern how we all use the internet and how our information is used the way to change the next thirty years of the world wide web all right rob thank you so much our business reporter with the story thank you. you're watching d.w. news coming up our documentary pete plays a key role in germany's agriculture but the country is running out about a one company is now importing it from the baltic sea we'll have that story coming
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right up.
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german agriculture destroying baltic people. german companies are mining on a massive scale it's a cheap resource to farmers. but environmentalists warned that extracting peat arms the climate draining. these bombs releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases depleting the be bugs. close up next d.w. . the fight for top spot
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good manage the beach trying to treat points not enough. fire and seize the lead on goal difference this nation full scale six nil the defending champions now. pick up in sixty minutes to. go just couldn't get this song out of his head. the college just began searching for the source of these captivating south. east and central africa. to play their culture in the state. only
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a promise to his son was sorely legible return to the concrete and glass jungle of new york. the result of reverse culture shock. the prize winning. song from the forest starts first on w. . europe needs peat but extracting it has become almost impossible in germany so now the industry is getting its raw material from the baltic states. the extraction permit process in germany takes a long time and it's expensive so companies have been forced to look elsewhere. environmentalists are trying to put a stop to predict strachan experts like consultations.

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