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this is deja vu news live from berlin new zealand is set to tighten gun control laws in the wake of the christ church mosque shootings and the prime minister tells the nation it must face up to some hard truths. to be lived to the fact. to do not share our values of openness of diversity of compassion. and it's something we confront as a nation. meanwhile people are remembering the fifty victims of the attack will be live in off one for analysis also coming up. it's official germany's two biggest
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lenders bank and bank are talking about a mega merger that's after months of rumors swirling around these troubled institutions. and we'll look at the night wolves the bikers who helped russia's disputed takeover of crimea five years ago. also coming up fighting sexual harassment in india the numbers and the faces on new smartphone apps designed to fight harassment and help make women safe at work and on the streets have a special report. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for joining us as new zealand begins a new week coming to terms with the worst terror attacks in its modern history the prime minister. gun law reforms will be made public in ten days' time there also be
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a review of the country's security agencies the fifty people who died in the attacks on two mosques in christchurch are being mourned in new zealand and other locations as well. the people of christchurch paying tribute to the victims and the survivors of the attack laying flowers and messages of support not far from the hospital where those wounded are still being treated. in pakistan vigils and ceremonies were being held across the country at least nine people originally from pakistan were killed in the attack including name rashid and his son tyler the two were being hailed as heroes afterward emerge name tried to tackle the gunman possibly saving numerous lives they left a message for every human being in the. messages if you see something. that is not good for other humans if that is hurting other people
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you give your everything to serve. even if if it means giving. in india people also expressed their grief at the killings they held up posters and chanted against the violence calling for people of all nations to reject terrorism. at the vatican pope francis speaking at his traditional sunday for is said that the attacks added to the conflicts afflicting humanity. keno i know i'm close to our muslim brothers and to that whole community and i renew the invitation to join with the printer and gestures of peace to combat the hatred and violence let's pray together in silence for our muslim brothers who were killed. and bill in germany a different kind of crowd gathered some two hundred people mostly new zealanders came together for a vigil to remember the victims despite being on the other side of the world the
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organizers said they felt compelled to do something. the message that we'd like to seems to the friends and families of the victims as that we see even and we hear them and we want to do our best so make sure that something like this never happens again. people here and around the world are still coming to terms with the horrors of what happened half a world away. well new zealand's prime minister spoke earlier today in a news conference confirming a national commemoration service for the victims there will be a national committee and a suit of us. held in order for new zealanders together to give their and acknowledge the terrorist attacks on friday that will absolutely be the case. what we want to ensure is that we allow the time and the spice the families to be i
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would have beer ie the loved ones i keeping in mind that some have not yet received their loved ones and so i consume was that this friday may not have allowed some of that process on this side to be completed so that was that's the decision that's why it will not be this week. let's go straight to auckland for more now we're joined by paul spindly vice chancellor of social sciences at massey university right wing extremism is one area he focuses on thanks for being with us this morning can you give us an idea how big is the far right in new zealand and didn't provide any support for the mosque attacks. it's not particularly big in this country i would guess at a coup or about two hundred to two hundred fifty activists and a group possibly about three hundred who are supporters of but not necessarily that active. it's not clear the community do provide support to the government at the
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stage i have my suspicions i think it would be unusual if he did not like contact with his community of the premises but we've got to wait for the police to establish the facts of the case and are we looking forward to that with interest ok we just heard the prime minister of new zealand saying the government's moving towards stricter gun control laws do you think that's the best way forward or one good way to prevent attacks like this. i think it's essential. how somebody could access similar weapons of the sort that the shooter used is an enormously important question for new zealand and we've tried several times to revise our gun laws and failed and so this is the moment we're we really do need to to take action and the prime minister i think has the support of most new zealander's to do that it's not only
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a tighter gun control laws tighter social media controls are also being discussed in the eighteen year old is now in custody in new zealand for sharing a live stream of the christchurch attack is facing fourteen years in prison are other such cases to your knowledge pending. no they're not and this is a quite an unusual move so he uploaded live streaming in he. placed a picture of the mosque with a target of quiet on it so the police are deemed there to be inciting extreme violence and as you say the charges are faulty in years so here we've got somebody who's ex of being charged by the place in this way but in new zealand the question is could certainly be a sites themselves face because face. is experiencing a lot of criticism in this country it's taken down one point five million. events associated with this shooting one point two million of those were at the point of
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being uploaded but that leaves tree and thousand which were all we for some period and of course those have not been able to be taken down and i'm possible only from mass university in auckland thanks very much for your comments. thank you. well here in germany the country's two biggest lenders bank and commerce bank could be joining forces or years both of them struggling to grow but with the government pushing for stronger national banks the lenders have confirmed formal talks towards a possible mega merger that would create a national champion in financial services. there were many rumors and now it's official. and commits bank will hold their first formal talks about a proposed merger. he says on. these talks can go any way even on a vote of all they will take time because we want to be thorough. so we are
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a global bank and we will still be a global bank in the leading position in germany's domestic market and in europe as well. there is a possibility that we can better our position together with commits by. years of legal problems have cost a lot of money but in twenty eighteen the bank return to profitability for the first time in three years as for the commits bank the german government still owns a fifteen percent stake in the company both banks have higher operating costs than much of their international competition a merger could save both banks billions but it's likely to cost germany thousands of jobs over first we fear a merger could lead to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs especially in their consumer facing and corporate banking departments both banks are well staffed in those departments and a merger would create many were done cs which would lead directly to job cuts. commits bank on deutsche bank's market valuation is low compared to the
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international competition but the recent merger rumor led to a notable uptick in their stock price. comments bank shares enjoyed a larger increase and. we soon this trend will continue in the future but it could also turn into a roller coaster ride. experts are not expecting a fast outcome if it does come to a mega merger between the two companies the process is bound to take years. and simon young is covering this story for us today good morning sun and german politicians are hoping for a new european champion to take on the international competition of course under german control is that what this merger would create well it would create a big bank if it happens we should say that there are talks of the moments not by any means a done deal but this would be germany's largest bank one of the launch of banks in europe but it would still be i think struggling to compete at the really top level
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you've got huge banks in china old the big american banks like j.p. morgan chase and so on it wouldn't even be the biggest bank in europe i don't think and that's if it even happens and of course we don't know what the knock on effects of this merger would be in terms of a reduction in the overall size of the institution ok this is questions out there about whether this is economically or politically motivated the german government retains the right now commercial banks shareholding strong position it has fifteen percent stake in commercial economic or political decisions well from the from the government's point of view it's motivation is political i think the german government says germany ought to have a national champion in banking ought to be able to you know play on that global level like some of the economies are germany's europe's largest economy so that would make saints and they've been driving it forward for that reason they would
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look very positively as you say they're able to influence what commands bankruptcy does a significant stake in it they can also certainly influence the thinking of deutsche bank so it's and there's political will there there's also quite a lot of political opposition but there's also. obviously the business case to examine does this make sense of business to ok what about the cartel offices it's going to give a green light to this merger. i mean there's a lot of competition questions out there that that's a bit hard to predict what we've have had is some statements from consumer protection groups who is saying you know this can't be allowed to happen if the result is a loss of choice for consumers and rising prices for consumers in a very sensitive about consume a bank the consumer banking side here in germany so that would of course be likely to happen unions are talking about tens of thousands potentially of job losses of
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course that's another reason for some people to oppose this potential deal simon thanks so much for looking into this for us today simon young for us. let's check in now some of the other stories making news at this hour ethiopia's government says that last sunday's plane crash shows clear similarities to a crash off in the nisha in october that's based on analysis of flight data from the plane's black box recovered from the wreckage near. both planes were boeing seven thirty seven x. eight aircraft boeing says it will cooperate with investigations into the crash which killed one hundred fifty seven people. under the protesters have joined anti-government rallies in sudan demanding that longtime ruler omar al bashir resign over an ongoing economic crisis on sunday his government announced it had secured loans of three hundred million dollars to combat employment and inflation dozens of poti protesters have been killed in clashes with police and rallies began three months ago. british police say
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a non-fatal stabbing attack in suburban london is being treated as a terrorist incident inspired by the far right a fifty year old suspect has been arrested for attempted murder the man allegedly attacked a teen after he was seen walking down the street with a baseball bat knife while shouting racist abuse. heavy and devastating cyc long as killed more than one hundred twenty people in zimbabwe and mozambique and many more are missing a tropical storm has been raging since thursday and brought heavy winds and cause flash flooding delaying the arrival of rescue workers many areas in the region are still not reachable zimbabwe's government has already declared a state of emergency or affected areas. our correspondent privilege was on here he is in mozambique and sent us this update. if it's cycling. like it's going to be felt for
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a long time i am here in the money cup province in more some beak or. breach has been washed away most of the villagers now say they're going to feel with these for a long time because surprise i've been cut off they all want to be having any supplies from across the river and they are appealing for things like food even showed up because some of the orms have been washed away by these rains privilege viri there for us well today marks five years since russia took control of crimea and since this peninsula on the black sea became a focal point of tensions between russia and the west the conflict began in early two thousand and fourteen with the my down protests centered in kiev the demonstrators wanted ukraine to move away from russian influence and look more towards the european union the protest of the country's pro russian russian president from power moscow responded by sending its forces into crimea
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which was at the time ukrainian territory shortly thereafter the local population voted in a referendum to join the russian federation ukraine and the west called the vote illegal now fighting broke out in parts of eastern ukraine but crimea itself remained peaceful. on march eighteenth two thousand and fourteen five years ago crimean leaders signed a treaty with president vladimir putin making the territory part of the russian federation the u.n. has never recognized the move but backers of the kremlin are marking this anniversary including a russian nationals biker gang that played its own role in bringing trying mia under russian control. the night wolves and their leader of exam the result of our vladimir putin's favorite bikers. there rally through the city of sebastopol marking five years since the russian takeover is more than just a bit of fun. back in two thousand and fourteen they played
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a very real part in helping the kremlin bring the peninsula under its control. setting up roadblocks and patrolling the streets while the russian special forces in unmarked uniforms took over government buildings. it's a miracle this all happened fairness went out for the first time i did all happened without bloodshed growing up. a claim that ignores at least six deaths in fifteen disappearances attributed to russian security services by human rights activists over the years since moscow took control. one of them was a. a member of the region's three hundred thousand strong muslim to tar minority and a vocal opponent of the russian takeover of the region in may twenty sixteen he was abducted just a few hundred meters from his home men dressed as traffic police stopped at a friend's car for what appeared to be a routine check soon they were bundling him into an unmarked minivan. he broke free
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and tried to run away. but he was soon dragged back. he has not been heard from since. course now wolf eighty that's where the surveillance camera was it's only thanks to that camera that we know what happened. because police came around to the neighbors afterwards to tell them not to report anything they might have seen coming for the fourth day we don't have any evans' parents have sent more than a hundred appeals for help two official bodies sent dozens of letters to president vladimir putin all to no effect his father is convinced the authorities have no interest in getting to the bottom of the case but everything points to the fact that it was the russian security service the f.s.b. the pressure they put on him beforehand the warnings they gave him they would interrogate him for hours every time he crossed over into ukraine.
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in savannah to pull the night was really reaches its climax at their patriotic feeling park imperial symbols rub up against soviet icons of rock music and science fiction all in the cause of russia on hand to extend his graduations to the bikers is the leader of crimea as russian administration. particularly my thanks goes to those who took part in the unique operation to guarantee the security of the referendum everything was done with such a dastardly such guts that our opponents didn't even have time to realize what was going on. the anniversary is about more than crimean and its two point five million inhabitants the annexation put russia on a collision course with ukraine and the west that shows no sign of ending what it also did was to change the tone of russian politics as the kremlin found itself facing international isolation and sanctions it embrace groups like the night was bringing their very particular back to the future brand of russianness out of the
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margins and into the mainstream. it's to india now and over the past few years the sexual harassment and rape of women in public places in india have shocked the nation and the world but attitudes and laws have yet to respond sufficiently and that's motivated a women's group to develop smartphone apps designed to keep women safe at work and out on the streets. figures of harassment on the faces who come forward with their stories over four thousand instances detailing sexual harassment of women have been shared on an online platform called safe city these experiences are marked on a map in this case in the heart of india's capital delhi it did happen to me. but to the north did not meet you know victor i never could. i am still so i will always be. safe says he's founder l.
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summary december hopes the platform will help educate women about their rights. having a platform where you can anonymously share your story can be liberating also when you read another woman's story there's solidarity and there's resonance because you thought me realize you are not alone in your experience but she wants more by highlighting how dangerous public spaces are for women the hope is that thora seize will make cities safer studies say delhi is one of the most dangerous cities in the world for women by evening the streets are almost exclusively a male domain the roads are often dimly lit and there's little police presence. of commission the safety pin starts up to list danger zones in the city employees evaluate hundreds of patients of photos the platform is also used in hanoi whereas aims to make metro stations safer my vision is to improve the access and the
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rights of women and girls to access all opportunities in cities around the world and technology from me is an enabler in that safety pin has developed three alps there's also my safety pin where users can raise her safe they feel in a certain place. very good. the areas are scored enabling newcomers to a city to determine which streets to avoid the company has also made an opp which allows users to have themselves tracked by g.p.s. . we are very clear that only a woman kid asked someone to track so nobody can take a decision to track someone very careful that we don't want to become a stalking in. the apps out there on the technology behind them keeps improving but
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the real test boils down to how women feel walking in d.s. streets. we have some football now in byron munich have retaken the top spot in germany's been this league zero one goal difference alone their sunday night they overwhelmed by. mindset only one win in six going into this game and by a never looked like losing from the moment robert lewandowski put them in front of three minutes was honest rodrigo's made it to nil and thirty three minutes was before kingsley c'mon funded one home to send by and then three nil at half time and on course for the strongly craved after their midweek lashing from liverpool. madrid is made at the hammers sandwich with a fourth six minutes after the break. before the colombian took advantage of some comical might defending to seal his hat trick four minutes later. alfonso davis
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rounded off the road on seventy minutes. six nil and another shot in the arm for byron's goal difference. they might be looking second rate in europe but by on a still a cut above domestically and once again they're back atop the been does league. and in another sunday game six place leverkusen lost at home to braman a club that now has a legitimate town said making one of next season's europe wide tournaments. play because you have been on the upswing under pager bus but they had big problems against braman maxie setting up max crews a. when the scoring in the thirteenth minute was no chance for keeper lucas read it was delayed because in defense looks chorus and braman made them pay crews a turn provider this time and mean not rush it sucks hammered home have shewn ill
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live in the second half labor cousin fought their way back into the game liam bailey hitting the target with a glorious free kick keeper a year republic i could only stand and watch frame and kept their cool however and screws a sealed the deal in injury time with his second of the day three one the final score was braman put the breaks on laver cozens rebirth and put themselves back into the battle for europe. it's to golf now and rory mcilroy continued his fine form to win the players' championship that's the sport's biggest the four majors. the challenge of in the final round of florida's sawgrass course he finished a shot ahead of the veteran american holding his nerve on the course is tricky last two holes. placed in the top six of every tournaments he's played the
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last four and put some among the favorites for next month's masters at augusta. i just got to do my thing and if i go and i concentrate on me control what i can do. you could google and i'm good at it should take care of their ashton and if i go to the augusta with a similar golf game and i have long since i'm not a cheat i've shown over the first few weeks of the year i go have a great chance mcelroy their reminder now of our top stories at this hour zealand's prime minister says proposals to tighten gun control laws will be announced in ten days. meanwhile people have been mourning the fifty victims of the attack on two mosques in the city of christchurch. and it is official germany's two biggest lenders story and cameras are talking about a mega merger us after months of rumors swirling around these two troubled institutions. up next march today earth from above that's all we have
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time for now but you want to see that program coming up next for me in the entire crew here thanks so much.
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tomorrow today most of the field people turn. looked down from high above the earth . and here far out into space. much to the images we find tell us about a planet and the people that live on it. join us on an journey into space. to borrow today the next g.w. .
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sixteen rooms. morality. symbol of a long conflict in the philippines. between the muslims. and the christian population. when finance fighters occupied the city center in two thousand and seventeen president intelligence response was told . by terrorists will never gain a foothold in. the reconquest turned into tragedy. the british of all this is not the kind of freedom that we want. how did our it become a deep way to islamist terror. until now the seroquel i mean was sitting as
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a result. of an exclusive report from a destroyed city. philippines in the sights of fire starts april eleventh on d. w. . welcome to tomorrow today the science show on g.w. coming up i look down at. what does the view from space reveal satellites in the sky and there are more and more of them circling up planets. now at birdland stars have is hoping to launch many more small satellites into orbit. and from out there we see how if you've been a tip the earth is at night.

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