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forty nine people have killed and dozens wounded twenty of them seriously in twin attacks in the new zealand city of christchurch and two mosques the first nor mosque where the majority of victims lost their lives the second was in the suburb of lynwood where several more families were worth several more fatalities were reported according to police a man in his late twenty's has been charged with murder and will appear in court on
saturday prime minister jacinta her has described these events as one of new zealand's darkest days world leaders have joined in condemning the attack in a country where gun violence is rare. new zealand now a country on edge. on lockdown. health officials have activated mass casualty plans. the carnage unfolded at the busiest of times at the biggest mosque in the country worshipers at friday prayers described a man dressed in military fatigues and armed for mass murder and here and he's given the. grace of the military and his big gun machine gun. one and. another get a gun. and they're here but. what they're doing and not talk me here looking or not that we hear. is started shooting at. a second nearby mosque was also
attacked it's not clear at the shootings were carried out by the same man the prime minister has called it one of new zealand's darkest days. it is clear that this can now only been described as a terrorist attack. from what we know it does appear to have being well planned two explosive devices attached to such speaks of eco's have now been found and they have been to sound. a driver film the moment police caught the man believed to be the terror suspect his car forced off the rude wheel still spinning he has been identified as an australian citizen with a trail of far right extremist views police say the asheville determining if anyone else was involved. three other people were apprehended we believe one of those persons. who was armed and was at the same my have had
nothing to do with this incident. and the two other people that have been apprehended began a position of farms in the general we are working through to understand. the. elsewhere a grieving community grapples with its own. you don't think something like this could happen in new zealand well in christchurch of all places with such a small community he was so kind and loving so i just don't understand why someone would hurt us like this and in such a way. just like an animal like why would you treat us like that we we've done nothing and i'm some really stupid for not just a huge loss of life today i don't know if i'm going to be feeling safe by myself wearing my headscarf and i've never felt that way before. but a sense that things may never be the same again. describing the.
president's new zealand's history prime minister. implored people not to spread footage of the attack online. we have undoubtedly experienced an attempted eye that is unprecedented and like anything that we have experienced before but as i say new zealand has been chosen because we are not a place where violent extremism exists we reject ours and our sins and we must continue to reject them this is not an enclave for that kind of behavior for that kind of ideology we will and must reject it this is a place where people should feel secure and will feel secure i am not going to let this change new zealand's profile none of us should we should all be condemning obviously what has happened here today in the peaceful nation of new zealand and what all of us can at least it was ensure that we do not shoot here sprayed or actively engage in that message of hate we have been given assurance that online.
platforms we're some of those images have been sheed are actively being removed but i just ask people don't shoot them. new zealand prime minister. is an expert on terrorism and crisis management vigilance is your international and secure. the affair as in brother welcome to d w what are we learning about this the main suspect branson towns well we don't have any independent information yet on who this person is self described he is working man an australian who didn't go to university and describes himself as an average person who just believes in racist white supremacist ideas and thought he had to take action so unfortunately i can't provide you with any other further information now and it's actually also i think responsible to wait because as we heard from the police there may be also another person potentially involved has been talk of some sort of money fester that he
didn't publish what have you heard about the well this is true it would underline what was just said about spreading material i'm thank goodness this isn't available that easy anymore but yes there was a seventy page something manifest the where he sets out his world view was actually quite savvy trying to speak to different audiences sort of anticipating a lot of questions of what would be asked about his motives and basically he espouses this idea that there is a great replacement that the white population has to defend itself against other races other immigrants that have a higher birth rate that's essential motivation according to this manifesto that there is a similarity here between between this attack and new zealand the vitex of music perpetrated by hundreds braving it in no way you have countries where renowned for being quite peaceful that are suddenly rent by this sort of violent extremism
can one country love from another well if we can learn something from no way then really to maintain an open and free society because no we actually reacted very stately i mean everybody was shocked and there was a great deal of mourning but there wasn't a rush to sort of increase the surveillance or that sort of having any kind of further security measures in place in the first. responder's have to upgrade their their game but beyond that i think the liberal defend the liberal order of norway was upheld and i think the new zealand should do the same the perpetrator just apparently chose new zealand because a was accessible and b. apparently because the church was previous a church it was we convey a purpose into a mosque and that was something he saw as a symbolic target beyond that i don't think there was a reason why new zealand was attacked is it's interesting you're make a point about no way we heard from madison and they're saying that that new zealand will not be changed by this attack but countries certainly here in europe where
these attacks have happened you see a much greater. police presence you see suspicion on the streets but that didn't happen in no way not in the sense that there was. a presence on the street with armed guards or that there was a push for more intelligence about surveillance but this is not to say there aren't things to be done and i think in particular in this instance this will renew the debate about the responsibility or the possible role of platforms where this kind of information is shared the attackers lifestream this was a unfortunately a new thing and i fear this is maybe not the last time so that's of the day we have to have but that doesn't mean that we should step back from a free and open society where we roundly condemn all sorts of racism and this extreme ism and debate is that more platforms like facebook i can or should do when events like this live streamed in this way it's not something that can be honest very quickly i mean the european union for example is at the moment
considering a law to force forms to take down content within an hour if it's being declared terrorists and then otherwise that would incur heavy fines and that does potentially make sense in a context like this but on the other hand of course that raises again the question is that realistic isn't that already out when it's out and then it's shared. way what was the risk of censorship so that debate is not at the end yet but i think we still are in the process of finding a balance these platforms moving in early and i think that's certainly something that needs to be done also in the process of radicalisation but also not going so far to say we have to take out everything the minute it appears we talk to you thanks for joining us. from vineyard germany institute for international and security affairs thank you. german chancellor angela merkel is one of many world leaders extending their have a sympathies and victims to extending her sympathies to victims and their families
some of these here might have this is a horrific attack on people as they prayed and on their house of worship. this is an attack directed against muslims. it is also my attack on new zealand's democracy and on an open and tolerant society. and we share these values with new zealand. and we share their horror and condemnation of this terrible attack is a stick to talk. and some look at some reaction from around the world i include in face from french president emanuel in my craw he says that all thoughts are with the victims of these heinous crimes against the mosques in christchurch in new zealand and that loved ones france stands up against all forms of extremism and works with its partners against the terrorism across the world pakistan's prime minister brown com has also expressed shock tweeting that he strongly condemns the terrorist attacks this he says reaffirms what we have always maintained that
terrorism does not have a religion prayers go to the victims and their families. bangladesh's national cricket team was amongst people caught up in the attacks of players to travel to christchurch for a much against new zealand team officials had been to visit one of the most when they were told that the shooting was going on inside this video shows them escaping the scene of one of the team described the experience as frightening. doubly reporter friendly has been following that story while come to the studio what more can you tell us well what we know is that the team were on a tour in new zealand and they had been preparing and practicing for the final match against a cricket team in new zealand and so this is a video showing one of their practices scream and in fact the cricket ground where they have their training is very close to the mosque almost where the first
shooting happened it was just a few hundred meters away from that and so this morning they were on their way to the mosque for friday prayers and so when they almost arrived they heard the shooting and those who manage just sat there was just like they were just about fifty meters actually away from the mosque so it was a very narrow escape for them and after that they returned to the hotel the managers that they were safe and sound but that they would travel home in the coming days what sort of response have you heard from the team well the members were of course deeply shocked and some of them described their ordeal on twitter one of the coaching staffs that they just xscape active shooters and that his heart beats pumping were pumping badly and there were panic everywhere whereas cool him the captain of the team sat a lost save them today wired a shooting in the mosque they were extremely lucky and that he never wants to see things like this happen again and then another team member tom him concept the
entire team got saved from active shooters and it was a frightening experience for him and he asked for pride. so they are shocked but yeah but they're safe we can say that and and the match which was supposed to happen on saturday morning has been canceled good to talk to you thanks for that friendly thank you. we'll take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world people in the brazilian city of south paolo have held a memorial for eight victims of a school shooting that happened on wednesday carried out by two for most pupils so it's such incidents have been relatively rare in brazil the last major shooting at a school was in twenty eleven. algeria has seen more protests against longtime president abdelaziz bouteflika despite the eighty two year old's decision not to seek a fifth term demonstrators believe he is no longer fit to lead the country he's rarely
been seen in public since suffering a stroke in twenty thirty. a powerful tropical storm has made landfall in mozambique battering a coastal city where heavy rain and i'm winded speeds of up to one hundred seventy kilometers an hour local media site least one person has been killed in the city of beara buildings have been damaged trees blown over and power lines brought down. as students in an estimated two hundred countries around the world are on strike from school today the fridays for future movement started by sixteen year old swedish climate activist gratitude but it is calling on world leaders to do more climate change today is the biggest day yet for her and for the activists who have followed her lead. thank you no other. delis youngest were out in force india's capital is one of a thousand cities where schoolchildren planned protests against grown up in action on climate change sparked in part by swedish sixteen year old greta to unbearable.
like she is the only one who took the initiative in sweden and because of what have you got to know about this just hand me out of supporting her but odd benefits only the children we're joined by some with a few more years of breathing delis infamous smaug sometimes described as deadly older protesters have all but given up on their own generation are looking to the next for a solution. now the children really come forward it's for them it's their future we have ruined it for them and i have no hope from our generation also i mean even forget the government even citizens. in hong kong the young generation borrowed chants from the old making their point clear act on climate change now deny the deniers they said i. in berlin young people were practically bouncing off walls intrigues students mostly and parent teacher or adult activist thrilled to be out of their normal friday routine and they hoped making
a difference. finally where it all started great to herself was on stage in stockholm but not the center of it all she has said time and again the issue is the climate not the young woman who started a movement. as takes to one of those marshes that comes from the tribeca richness is in brussels welcome rebecca what's been going on. to let you might get to see the way that he hasn't been that great today i'm pretty well we've been following the protests from one side of this city center to the other and it's at its final resting place now at speeches and music which you can probably hear i'm going on stage just behind me avenue here is being very jovial the people here i know he means joking it very seriously we're here really frustrated at inaction as we heard in the report plate just before young people are
really fed up with what's happening and they're not here to make their voices heard . the protesters in different countries have been demanding different things from bag of them and says that a particular belgian demand. i'm having some trouble hearing is still but i think you're talking about various demands over the consonants and about the way. i would say that this play just is not meeting focus so much. belgium while there have been some people that have been telling me that belgian desperately needs better public transport and more of it is very congested c.c. the the people here are really protesting for these international what they're calling these international to mons they want to see the paris climate accord and the people of these regions scuse me they want to see people and leaders in fact doing more to meet the demands of the paris climate accord and basically they're looking for change so that the protests hopping going on for some weeks now how are schools
and politicians reacting to these children skipping lessons. in the beginning i believe it was some. of the schools where particularly happy about it not all of them anyway now they are getting on board and late is as well as the schools are supporting the protests i did speak to a couple of people here today that said that their children were here protesting and had pain all along but that they do have to make up the hours at schools some support that not only way they yes they rebecca in brussels thank you. polio virus that really affects children under the age of five pakistan is one of just three countries in the world that has yet to be declared polio free or forces that have launched a vaccination drive to fight an increase in cases but at least seventy health workers have been killed since december twenty twelve through
a mixture of misinformation and militancy we have this report on people at the forefront of the fight to eradicate the disease. is the woman on a mission her goal to rid of corruption and her country of a potentially deadly infectious disease. on the back of a motorbike shirazi travels from door to door to families to get their children vaccinated against polio. it should be a routine task for health worker but in pakistan it's dangerous. is this all too well niece and her sister in law were gunned down when they were immunizing children and twenty ten. when i open my door i saw the dead bodies of my two relatives lying in front of me. they were shot dead. my world was completely ruined at that moment. i can't forget that incident and whenever i
recall that moment those wounds are torn open again. this is. the. relatives when the only ones to suffer this fight dozens of polio workers have been killed since twenty eleven the reason and suspicion partly caused by the actions of the cia in twenty eleven the agency orchestrated a vaccination program in pakistan to track down al qaeda leader osama bin laden the campaign was much criticized and it still used by militants to fuel anti-vaccination sentiment. has been. to the. store the it will be linking back to the. group was initially picked up by the failure to. go for. particular.
and there's a group which. some go for foreign intervention in august. distrust of vaccines also has other reasons one is the belief that the polio jab can cause infertility in young girls attract back to a claim by in nigeria and fundamentalist doctrine that the world health organization was code that lay spreading anti fertility drugs through its vaccines . the united nations and the nigerian government have to miss the allegation but the remus persist. pakistan's government has recognised that polio workers are in need of protection. police officers are starting polio workers in the field. we also have police personnel on call so they can respond quickly in an emergency situation. but police escorts have also come under attack in the past in the current climate there's simply no way to fully
guarantee the safety of pakistan's polio workers nevertheless shirazi is determined to carry on. and the death of my family members has given me courage. i will continue working until pakistan is polio free. i am a member of this team and i will remain a member in the future as well in tell a seven hundred. she says she won't stop until every child under the age of ten has been immunized. so in football the draw for the champions league quarter finals that took place in switzerland today with anguished teams dominating the last eight to one of them manchester united was drawn against spanish giants barcelona arguably the pick of the ties united rivals manchester city play tottenham last years are beaten
finalist liverpool take on portuguese at champions porto dutch side i accept play italy as you ventus to round out the last eight in the europa league quarter final draw the only german team remaining in the competition the eintracht frankfurt will fly the flag for the bundesliga against portuguese side the benfica english premier league side asimo will do battle with italy's and napoli chelsea have been drawn against slavia prague and one spanish side is guaranteed a place in the same is vieira al will play for that year. football's world governing body fifa meet in a special session later to vote on sweeping changes to world football a top of the agenda is a plan to extend the next two world cup in qatar to forty eight teams fee for president giani in fan tino wants to increase faith as revenues further changes at include an expansion of the club world cup and a new global nations league. fifo is planning big changes first qualifying
national teams will take part in an expanded world cup possibly sooner than expected instead of forty eight teams in the tournament in two thousand and twenty six that expansion could start as early as two thousand and twenty two in qatar through the more they might be a new global nations league that could be similar to europe's new nations. in club football they could also be an expanded club world cup reporter florian ballot asked the head of the germany which teams would play. so it is the. if the club world cup is played every four years one idea would be to see which teams have been particularly successful over the years. and do the teams only come from the champions league or other clubs and especially through solidarity payments. and if. so that they're not particularly disadvantaged by the new competition. and there's one that's been
. the president's giani infantile has been keen to increase revenues he's new proposals were put forward a year ago and a based on an offer by a consortium willing to invest the twenty two billion euros they in return would hold a forty nine percent stake in the competitions but the changes will be voted on lighted today by thief is two hundred and a live in memphis. yes reminder of our top story this hour forty nine people are dead and dozens more wounded in mass shootings are the two most amusing in the city of christchurch please cite an australian mom in his late twenty's has been charged with murder and will appear in court on saturday edition forty two is posted to right wing extremist manifesto online before the attacks prime minister jacinta describe the shootings as a terrorist attack and condemned what she called an unprecedented act of filings off the country's daucus mosque. up next to caring for mumbai's
a city in ruins. morocco a. symbol of a long conflict in the philippines. between the muslims. and the christian population. when finance fighters occupied the city center two thousand and seventeen president church's response was little. by little races will never gain a foothold in. the reconquest turned into tragedy. that's not the reason at all this is not the kind of freedom that we want. how did already become a gateway to islamist terror. until now the second animosity has been
a result. of an exclusive report from a destroyed city. philippines in the signs of violence starts april eleventh on d w. hello and welcome to eco india a sustainability magazine where we introduce you to change makers people like you and i who are finding solutions to some of the most pressing problems in the world today i'm sometimes.