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coming up. it's official germany's two biggest lenders starts a bank and a matchbox are talking about a mega merger that's after months of broome are swirling around these troubled institutions. and we take a look at the night wolves the bikers who helped with russia's disputed takeover of crimea five years ago. also coming up fighting sexual harassment in india the numbers and the faces a new smartphone apps designed to fight sexual harassment and make women safe at work and in public places have a special report. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for being with us as new zealand mourns the victims. of
the christ church mosque shootings the prime minister says new gun control laws will be made public within ten days there will also be a review of the country's security agencies there have already been a number of commemorations for the victims. students performing the traditional merry haka outside the all knower mosque to express their sorrow it was there that most of the fifty victims died the australian far right extremists arrested after the attack has been charged with murder on new zealand's prime minister use in the ardor spoke earlier today at a news conference confirming that there would be a national service for the victims they will be a nation of commemoration and a suit of us. how then order for new zealand is to give to give there and acknowledge the terrorist attacks on friday that will absolutely be the case
that what we want to ensure is that we allow the time and the spice the families to be i would have beer ie beer loved ones i keeping in mind that some have not yet received their loved ones in so our consuming was that this friday may not have allowed some of that proces on the east side to be completed that was that's the decision that's why it will not be this ok for more let's go now to paul sperling vice chancellor of the college of social sciences at mass university in all he's an expert on right wing extremism in new zealand thanks so much for joining us this morning the government's moving toward stricter gun control laws do you think that's the best way forward to prevent future terrorist attacks. well that's one of the issues that they need to address going forward because the how can somebody in an urban area like this get similar to make weapons and you know to use them in a sort of way think there are other issues but there's certainly what the government are moving on very rapidly what more do we know at this point about the
suspect in custody and his background. well he's a stray and he traveled extensively travel trailer europe in the middle east and he wrote a minister eighty seven page manifesto and where lin has learned quite a bit of doubt him from that manifest so he came to new zealand a couple of years ago he does appear or claims to be a lone wolf but i think the place of yet to establish whether he's got connections with local supreme right movements i'm as an expert on the right wing in new zealand were were you surprised were you shocked by this type of attack or is it something that you thought might have been coming. no i was shocked i'm shocked by the intensity in by the number of people killed and we've been consumed for some time the supreme right online at least have been treating violence and from time to time have been involved in violence there's always been show down but just the size
of this particular incident is really really shocking ok what about the right wing the extreme right wing in new zealand right now does it remain a threat that the individual in custody was from australia or what about new zealand's right way. well the numbers are not large probably two hundred to two hundred fifty core activists but they do indulge. sometimes physical violence and i'm like a place like germany we do it north team to take a very hard line on them and so i think this event really changes the whole agenda around supreme right to the extreme right and how we treat them ok do you think the suspect was working with local news eland far right extremists well at the moment the evidence is not but i'm going to be very surprised if that's some point he has a connection with extreme right wing movements in christchurch and intonate and
that it's one of those things that the place investigation will establish an end at the moment when it's just not clear ok what do you think needs to be done and to to prevent these type of attacks in the future well the things that are happening at the moment including the statements from the prime minister i think has brought the community together i think we need to do something about the online. all the supreme right extreme right to meet with can to exchange ideas ideas and techniques and so i spoke as come in for a lot of criticism around. a sitting minute video of the shooting was strange and they since taking down one point five million. shots that were associated with this . i think we need to work harder at social cohesion as many companies do and we of course need to monitor and evaluate the risks presented by the extreme. spoon
a vice chancellor at mass university in auckland thanks very much for your comments . thank you. well many of the victims of the christchurch shootings were margaret so refugees and there have been commemorations for them in their home countries as well. 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 emerged name tried to tackle the gunman possibly saving numerous lives they left a message for every human being in the. dark messages that if you see something. happening. good for other humans if that is hurting other people you give your everything. even if if it means giving. in india people also expressed their grief for 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 as said that the attacks added to the conflicts afflicting humanity. so really keno you know i'm close to our muslim brothers to that whole community and i renew the invitation to join with prayer and gestures of peace to combat 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 organizers said they felt compelled to do something.
the message they would like to seems to the friends and families of the victims as that we see even and we hear them we want to go out base to 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 how awful world away. oh here in germany the country's two biggest lenders. bank could be joining forces for years both have been struggling to grow but the government pushing for stronger national banks leaders have confirmed formal talks towards a possible merger that would create a national champion in financial services. they're the largest banks in germany and their competitors now they want to join forces to become one strong german private bank above all because the federal government in germany wants them to be the goal a bank that can keep up with international competition both financial institutions
have seen better times numerous lawsuits have had a strong impact on them after three years of losses profits have recently returned but both banks earn little compared to their international competitors. only merge with combats bank if it makes economic sense that's why we need a good plan. as far as the balance sheet is concerned the two banks are far from equal one point seven trillion euros a georgia bank and a half a trillion euros at commands bank together the two banks would almost catch up with the largest bank in the us j.p. morgan chase in purely mathematical terms but for critics that's not enough reason for a merger. and i do think the merger alone doesn't create a new business model and size of the owner is not enough i don't see the vision behind it yet. the merger could also be painful for workers unions fear between twenty to thirty thousand bankers could lose their jobs for many it's
a forced marriage for political reasons the two beleaguered banks will have to see what other advantages they'll have besides saving money. well for more on the possible merger i'm joined now by stephen bears away from business good morning stephen morning this mega merger why are the talks taking place now where on this is been going on for a while these talks have been in the sense that the rumors that this is something that's going to happen has been going on for a while and deutsche bank and commerce bank have even looked at this in the past they both wanted to improve their balance sheets before they actually took this stuff but the reason why there's so much pressure for it to happen now is because the economy is souring the global economy is souring german exports are dropping off there's a fear the companies here are going to need a german bank that is in good health to be able to finance them during difficult times also both of these banks already weak what happens when the economy sours we see the bad stuff start to show up as the waters recede so better to make a big bank is that the area than to baghdad that's the theory but but this could
cost as we heard there a report tens of thousands of jobs in the german banking industry is that one of the reasons why it's so controversial what's behind the controversy because that's just one of the reasons and obviously that's a big one if you're a if you are employed at one of these banks another one is competition reasons prices could go up for consumers if you don't have as many options another one again is the idea that you're making one bad bank instead of two good ones and frankly these two banks have similar business models this would be a merger of survival not of strategy they're not really getting something from the other that they need here so it's sort of a panic merger and that's why there would be so many job losses for example ok yeah there's there's talk about the lack of risk here in this especially as you mentioned the lack of vision what other risks are out there who are big risk a lot of people say is that you're creating from several banks you're taking them you consolidating you're creating a big national lender which means that all the systemic risk is suddenly place their economy goes bad what if the new big bank is strong enough the the government
has basically no other choice but to bail it out this is the one bank that can topple as wildly from the start that's not good and the current economic situation . what's driving this merger absolutely that's why there's been so much pressure from the german government especially from the finance ministry for this merger on the chancellor says that she hasn't really taken a position on it but from her own government from the governing coalition i should say there has been a strong push for a preference for it and that's why it could also create bad circumstances if there is government pressure that might allow them to overlook something else ok you'll have much more on this coming up in the business a little stephen variously thanks very much for that now let's check in with some of the other stories making news this hour ethiopia's government says last sunday's plane crash was clear similarities to a crash in the knees in october now that's based on analysis of flight data from the plane's black box recovered from the wreckage. both planes were boeing some thirty seven x. eight aircraft boeing says it will be cooperating with investigations into that crash. hundreds of protesters have joined anti-government rallies in sudan
demanding that long time ruler omar al bashir resign over the ongoing economic crisis there on sundays government announced it had secured three hundred million dollars to combat unemployment and inflation dozens of protesters have been killed in clashes with police over the last three months. british officials say 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 a man allegedly attacked a teenager after walking down the street with a baton a knife while shouting racist abuse. all psych lone has been tearing across a bob way in mozambique killing more than one hundred people many more missing ninety percent of the coastal city of by in mozambique has been damaged or destroyed that according to the red cross heavy rain and flash floods have been
hampering rescue efforts since the cycle own first hit on thursday in zimbabwe the government has declared a state of emergency in a number of areas. our correspondent privilege on harry is in mozambique and sent us this update there if it's cycling. like going to be felt for a long time i am here in the money cup province in mausam beak. region has been washed away most of the villages now say they're going to feel with these for a long time because surprise i've been cut off they all want be having any supplies from a cross the river and they are peeling for things like food jane even showed up because some of the all means have been washed away by these rains that was privileged muslim harry reporting for us from mozambique well today marks five years since russia took control of crimea and since this been in so long 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 protests in kiev the demonstrators wanted ukraine to move away from russian influence and look more towards the european union those protests drove the country's then progression present power moscow responded by sending its forces into crimea which was at the time ukrainian territory shortly thereafter the local population voted in a referendum to join the russian federation ukraine in the west called that vote illegal fighting broke out in parts of eastern ukraine but crime a crime in itself remained peaceful. on march eighteenth two thousand and fourteen crimean leaders signed a treaty with president vladimir putin making the territory part of the russian federation the u.n. has never recognized that move but backers of the kremlin are marking this anniversary including a russian about
a biker gang that played its own role in bringing crimea under russian control. of 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 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. so i assume it's a miracle this all happened fairness went out for the first time i did all happened without bloodshed just a person just 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 eddin ibrahim of
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 and tried to run away. but he was soon dragged back. he has not been heard from since. course now wolf 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 from the family the. 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's convinced the authorities have no
interest in getting to the bottom of the case 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. in sebastopol 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. simulants 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 death city 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 but 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 margins and into the mainstream. it's to india now and over the last few years the sexual harassment and even rape of women in public places and 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 in public places 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. to the north did not meet viktor never could. still. be. safe says he's founder simmering to silva 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 suddenly 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 authorities 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. the platform is also used in hanoi where is aims to make metro stations safer my vision is to improve the access and the rights of women and girls to access all opportunities in cities around the world and technology for me is an enabler in that. safety pin has developed three alps there's also my safety pin where users can race has safe they feel in a certain place. the areas are scored enabling newcomers to a city to determine which streets to avoid the company has also made an app 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 become a stalking in. the apps are there and the technology behind them keeps improving but the real test boils down to how women feel walking india street. football by taking the top spot in germany's bonus lega on goal difference alone sunday night they overwhelm whites. mindset only one win in six going into this game and by a never looked like losing from the moment robot live in dubs keep them in front on three minutes was promised rodrigo's made it to nil and thirty three minutes was before kingsley come on from the one whom to send byron in three no at half time and on course for the strongly craved after their midweek lashing from
liverpool. madrid is made at the hammers some which were the fourth six minutes after the break. before the colombian took advantage of some comical mights defending to seal his hat trick four minutes later. alfonso davis rounded off the road on seventy minutes. six no and another shot in the arm for bynes goal difference of they might be looking second rate in europe but by on a still a cut above domestically and once again there but the top of been does lee go. and then another sunday game six place leverkusen lost at home to braman a club that now has a legitimate chance of making one of next season's or europe wide tournaments. laverick have been on the upswing under pager boss but they had big problems against braman maxie setting up match cruiser who opened the scoring in the
thirteenth minute was no chance for a keeper lucas ride at ski lift the laver cozen defense looks chorus and braman made them pay crews that turned provider this time and need not rush it hammered home my shoes will live in the second half later goes and fought their way back into the game leon bailey hitting the target with that glorious free kick keeper a year republic i could only stand and watch live braman kept their cool however and max cruiser sealed the deal in injury time with his second of the day three one the final score live braman put the breaks on they. and put themselves back into the battle for europe. we have some golf now rory mcilroy continued his fine form to win the players the sport's biggest tournament outside the four major he's off the challenge. in the final round that florida sawgrass course he finishes shot
ahead of the american veteran holding his nerve on the course was tricky last two holes. has placed in the top six of every tournaments he's played this year and that form put some among the favorites for next month's masters at augusta. if your modern. our new zealand's prime minister says proposals to tight control laws will be announced in ten days meanwhile students have performed the traditional merry haka to honor the fifty victims of the attack on two mosques in the city of christ. coming up business with stephen we're looking at more details on a possible megaman. birger of germany's two largest banks stephen what you can have for us going to have that's all we're going to that they're also going to have a look at how much less women earn in at on average compared to men in the e.u.
and has witnessed the rise and fall of empires. a strategic territory that has been fought over for centuries. how do the residents of crimea do their identity. crimea through the ages. in forty five minutes on t w. sarno just couldn't get this song out of his head. musicologist began searching for the source of these captivating sounds. and found that deep in the rain forest in central africa. the by a couple. that. seen nothing else.
my little costs he was so fascinated by their culture that he stayed. only a promise to. the jungle and return to the concrete and glass jungle but. the result reverse culture shock. the prize winning documentary from the forest starts people first on t.w. . it's official germany's two biggest banks are discussing a merger but is the possible fusion of deutsche of bach with combet spog putting what the german government wants against what employees and investors want. and women in the e.u. earn on average sixteen percent less than men working in lower paying careers.