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this is d.w. news live from berlin and it is this spreads a deal or brags that might not happen at all those are the words of the card jungle appearing i saw it as truth then today at a late night news conference it's now in the hands of british lawmakers are the new terms enough to finally win their support. also coming out of algeria as ailing president says he will not seek a fifth term after a massive protest in next month's elections have also been delayed raising time cern's about where the country is headed. sand turns
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a neighbor against neighbor in rural kenya we look at how demand for the construction material in damaging lands and to danger in law. and happy birthday world wide web on march twelfth nine hundred eighty 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 safe news and can video what could possibly come next. i'm sumi so much kinder it's good to have you with us the e.u. is calling it the last chance to break the deal when british lawmakers must decide if they will accept it prime minister theresa may or may says legally binding assurances over the future of the irish border should win parliament support may hammered out the revisions and late night talks with e.u. leaders in strasburg as the exit date looms less than three weeks away british
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m.p.'s are scrutinizing the agreement for a vote that is scheduled for later today. the british government and the you believe they have now removed the biggest stumbling block and. british prime minister to resign may and european commission presidential. have agreed changes to disown irish backstop an insurance policy that was enough 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 offshore drilling. is absolutely right it's all those the u.k. solid commitments in the belfast good friday agreement but if we ever have to here is that insurance policy it cannot become a permanent arrangement i just know off the template for all future relationship. they have now agreed that the backstop would only apply temper of that revision
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could bring a breakthrough in the current impasse many projects at lawmakers rejected the entire deal because they feared that the backstop could force the u.k. to follow e.u. roost indefinitely by one of your creditor and this is the last time the you will make concessions says you. you put it it's sometimes you don't get the second shots you do so what we do with the second comes because the repeat new coach says there will be new for the interpretation of the interpretations but truants east will do reshoots. 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. all right the pressure is on the boat effect to take place this evening in the british parliament our correspondent there good math is the following all the latest for us from london hi bergen you've been speaking to members of parliament there in london what they've been telling you. it really reflects how much on the
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knife edge this vote is going to be tonight many m.p.'s i think are still waiting for assurances from the attorney general for more legal clarification but some have come out i've spoken to some you bill wilson who is a leading member of the northern irish to you and ally officer is amazed and he was very very critical of this new deal and i think we should listen to what he had to say. 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 united kingdom's don't forget if there is no david. the e.u. would have to start renegotiating the thirty nine billion or else be left with a huge hole in his budget with your country and all the european countries having to fill a hole at a time when they're going into the economic recession and you know i think that that's the reason why the us panicking apart and the situation i'm for the real
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actual no deep situation i'd rather have a new deal than the toxic that we are discussing at the moment all right sammy wilson from the northern irish and p. there speaking there to both of us a little bit earlier a big if you can hear us we can't see you anymore but how probable is a better estimate doesn't have the support she needs to get this deal for today. the views on bret's is a really really entrenched and this is going to be reflected in the very soon i really have to remember last time treason may try to get a similar deal three she lost by two hundred thousand votes which is really a record for a prime minister in british history no she would hope that she will lose she would hope that she will win but she probably can hope that she will lose by a smaller margin which would then enable her to get a deal through maybe a third time because we're really getting close to the deadline at the end of march
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britain is going to leave has to leave the european union unless you know a deal that will be will be hammered out or less it could be extended so to reason they has today she hopes that she can somehow get it through it looks very very critical at this point in time ok it looks critical what happens if this deal doesn't get through. recently has promised m.p.'s that they would have a chance to vote against no deal which would be the horror scenario for many m.p.'s here in the house of parliament no deal would mean that the u.k. would crash out of the european union without any arrangement for the future this is going to be detrimental to business to. make astute to big business also in northern ireland in any part of the european union if this is going to be excluded which we can assume is going to be because m.p.'s don't want to know your scenario then there is another vote which will then asterism a most likely that she should seek an extension of that withdrawal period say if
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she doesn't get you through tonight the most likely outcome is that she will go to the european union and oskar an extension of the withdrawal period right you get these benefits following the very latest for us there in london thank you very. well our correspondent max huffman is in strasbourg where the new terms were agreed to 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 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 it 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
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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 all sides are trying to build up pressure as much as possible and in the case of zone clude younker in order to force the house of commons to pass this deal with his successful or not we'll see later in the day i did have you next huffman there speaking to us from mistrust for again you can of course always find more breadth of coverage on our website com. turning now to our geria where demonstrators are back in the streets of algiers a day after president. announced he would not seek another term in office but he has also announced a delay in the presidential election that was due to take place on april eighteenth so students have been protesting again but if like it did not name a new day he was responding to weeks of protests that had been gaining support from algerian institutions but many voters are not convinced that the eighty two year
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old leader will follow through on his promise not to run again. because of the arab spring after nearly a month of protests a two year old who defeat about to public pressure announced he will not run for a fifth time as 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 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 where we have to announcement that the election due to be held next month has been postponed indefinitely. we should be what does it mean when they announce the buddha flicka is not running for a fifth term for truck studies 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
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want to put a freak and his plan to kill the power to kill you if you're going to do to get all but. two to flick us suffered a severe stroke in two thousand and thirteen that's really appeared in public since monday to viet footage of the ending present in the meeting that included north in between the current interior minister who is not considered part of beautifully because in a circle has been named the new prime minister. that's being seen as a sign that the old guard might really be releasing its hold on power. now to some other stories making news around the world u.s. backed syrian forces say they have killed at least thirty 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
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seven thirty seven max airliner australia's aviation authority said it was a temporary measure seven thirty seven max crashed in ethiopia on sunday the second crash of the model in five months. and the u.s. secretary of state might announce a washington is pulling all remaining diplomatic personnel out of venezuela he said the decision reflected the deteriorating situation in the country as well as electricity grid largely collapsed last week and the president suggested that u.s. sabotage caused the blackout. thirty years ago today a scientist named tim berners lee put the idea for the world wide web on paper and suggested it to his boss that they set it up his boss agreed and the rest is history but his idea has taken off in directions he could never have a match or. 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
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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. we're getting to this point in just a few months when for the first time more than half the world will build 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 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
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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 data governments that spy on their citizens they make berners lee livid so nowadays he's working to help internet users regain control and ownership of their personal data . so while we. did. 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 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 do we do we do we dot that we know the world wide web it's what we access when we go onto a web browser such as firefox or safari or internet explorer and that was proposed
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thirty years ago by a man called tim berners lee we can actually see him on this picture here from the third from the left side of racing 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 compatible 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 you know i mean he invented it to be a great leveller that everyone could access for free that everyone could pool all of their information and then all together we could solve the world's problems but he has in the past few days been 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 to point out that upset him state
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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 it certainly has you know the world wide web was always free it still is technically but we do kind of pay a price to pay for what we do online sometimes. we literally pay a price you know to access websites which tim berners lee might say is a against his original principle but also the big thing that we all pay with is data and it's 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 that data in one place and then control how the likes of facebook
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google amazon access that data what data they can access he's also pushing for something that he cause 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 maybe a 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. now 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 can't country kenya a little sign sand mining as a growing environmental threat a building boom in the nation's cities is driving demand for sand but dating it out has depleted water supplies and lead to violence melanie cornball visited a district where the promise of quick cash from sand is having devastating consequences. it's
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a walk across this god landscape which john mccain 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 has just started illegally mining the riverbed leaving barely any sand told the water don't fight to stop them but his activism has come at a high price. goes where no will somebody. hold . up also is a human being that you made to me. john says send cartels are behind the illegal mining which feeds the demands of the country's rapid zation people in his community believe they won't stop the destruction until there is no sand left with no regard for those whose lives depend on access to the water as us. when the sun is too hot and you come to look for water you find the levels have
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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 of the day to send industries underbelly. many lives have been ruined or lost due
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to kenya sandra this is a thirty six year old farmer who lost her husband a centavo who died at work. said it happened on the seventh of march twenty fourth team before he was scooping sand to sow. as they were scooping sand and taking under ground the soil above him fell down and buried him. as does 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. with. the problem that we visit their own tiny job and we have families we have needs. we human beings as and we try to hold together. but we just don't get them you want
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to get. 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 me stand up to those stealing much i can send so that hopefully one day its rivers can recover. today marks an important anniversary for europe and the world twenty years ago the cold war finally came to an end the communist bloc dissolved and some of its former members joined the north atlantic treaty organization nato today russia is stronger and since the ukraine crisis and the annexation of crimea the former communist states are concerned about its intentions that's why nato is stationed a large contingent of american troops near poland's northeast border here's more.
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these are not pictures stuff an actual war it's an exercise in case of emergency jonathan oakes has been stationed for six months in northeast and poland near the russian border a long way from his home state of tennessee in the u.s. he previously did two tours of duty in iraq as a tank gunner. likely not. iraq was a combat mission. really busy focused on. mission throughout the day throughout the week. here we're focused on training with our friends nobody here hates working with the nato partners. it's one of nearly a thousand nato soldiers from various countries helping put on the shelf farce the occasion poland is celebrating twenty years as a nato member. it's a demonstration of power also meant for the polish president.
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bush. a few who we're not you know you know it's quick response taskforce troops which protect us and the eastern flank of the alliance are stationed here. so here's a. i hope that they will increase their presence soon there were. many polls here russia as a threat especially since the ukraine crisis and the annexation of crimea that's why the u.s. has sent extra troops that are nader's eastern flank that's a deterrent there now around five thousand u.s. soldiers in poland. every year opponent is spending two percent of its g.d.p. on defense making it a poster child for nato for selling to a crime and stuff the alliance has also led sure repeated price by the united states now into. turn for the financial commitment poland is also demanding for
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more security from nato and for more u.s. troops in the country. the little town of or she's near the nato base has been profiting from the past and stuff so many of us soldiers oaks and others frequently visit it he says he does not feel threatened even though the russian border is less than one hundred kilometers away. i wouldn't say a burden at all it's. our nato partners we're here to train with him for any serious this is not just that you know it's it's any threat whatsoever so for the freight train for one hundred years and nothing ever happens but it's good training manny off the townspeople feel safer and now that the americans are here at alex favorite restaurant people no longer fear russia will look a little christianson of we think we can depend on the americans for america's floods if they let it go we believe they will help us in case it comes to
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a conflict with russia. it's gone for good and also. poles have been calling for permanent u.s. space for years but for the time being the soldiers are only stations here for short term oh oaks will soon return to tennessee he says specially looking forward to being with his young daughter again whom he saw only briefly right after she was born. the 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 dollar a day fled bahrain where he was born and after being accused of vandalism he was granted asylum in australia he was held in thailand on an extradition warrant from his former homeland. around madrid have reappointed senate in the downy as coach after sacking santiago so laurie done is due to take over training today his new
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contract runs until twenty twenty two now danny was hugely successful in his first spell israel's coach who won three champions league titles in a row and one league of crown with the team but they have struggled since he resigned last may crashed out of the champions league last weekend they are twelve points behind leaders barcelona in the league. in the bonus league as monday night game frankfurt and close out match day twenty five the hosts took their time but eventually overcame their opponents scoring three goals in the second half that means frankfurt remain undefeated in two thousand one thousand. dusseldorf were defeated by frankfurt in a major way earlier this season conceding seven goals to the high flying eagles all eyes were on frankfurt as he scored five goals against dusseldorf for 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 to an early goal but unfortunately for dusseldorf luka back yo
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was called for handball in the build up after the restart frankfurt open the scoring off the cross to cincy are finished with a header one sip frankfurt they haven't lost a match after taking the lead in twenty nine games in stoppage time they added another through a rare substitute sebastian the frenchman no problem navigating the keeper. only two minutes later again giving frankfurt the easy three nil victory over dusseldorf a great tune up for frankfurt to face interview lawn in the europa league later this week. or mind in our top story here on new prime minister theresa may has struck a deal with the new negotiators to revise terms of cracks at the main change concerns northern ireland's border with the irish republican lawmakers in london was felt on the changes later today. coming up are going to
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slip a show looking at all the action from that state twenty five don't forget you can always get the very latest news and information on a website dot com or follow us on twitter handle their act. thank you for watching .
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because. the fight for top spot thought might manage to keep track re-open subtree points not enough. fire and seize the moment on goal difference for snatching for six nil the defending champions now.
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german agriculture destroying baltic. german companies are mining massive scale it's a cheap resource it's a boon to farmers. but environmentalists warn that. harms the climate. these bombs releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases depleting the people. close up. in sixty minutes on t.w. . the floods have taken everything they own now despair is relentless god left climate refugees but. they seek shelter. to come.
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but even here water's rising. the floods are coming. strikes march twentieth on the double. drop. starting over from zero to mayan adornment in our level long points now that.


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