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t w. this is d w news why tonight the british prime minister and the rest of the european you did what will it take to say yes to a break sit delay theresa may is in negotiations with the e.u. leaders at this hour but it's clear that any easy you all for will come with strings attached the british parliament will have to approve the brits it divorce agreement by next week and that could be impossible for the prime minister to deliver also coming up tonight taking action new zealand's prime minister announces a ban on semiautomatic weapons after the deadly mosque shootings in christ church
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only top security personnel including those now guarding mosques be allowed to carry such firearms in the future and rescuing people from devastating floods in mozambique a week after cycle an edict slammed southeast africa tens of thousands are still without food or shelter and more rain is in the forecast. i bring to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome we begin tonight with a story that is dominating the political agenda here in europe breaks it and how to delay it british prime minister theresa may is in brussels on a mission to postpone the u.k.'s departure from the european union she is scrambling to avoid a no deal breaks it and it's. currently in the goshi ations with other e.u.
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leaders they have now said in a draft statement that they would be prepared to hand britain a short breaks or delay but that offer would come with strings attached britain's parliament would have to ratify the brics it divorce agreement the one that it has rejected twice already by the end of next week. to resume a spoke to the media earlier today when she arrived for these high stakes talks in brussels. most important is that hanumant delicious on the results of the referendum on the internet attracts it for the bush people i sincerely hope that we can do that with a deal i'm still working on each thing the continent can agree a deal so that we can leave and in the was in a way what matters is that legion is not on the side of the bush people for the same character trying to defeat us is what mass is is that we recognise that breaks it is the decision of the british people are there is to restrain their speaking earlier today let's take this now to brussels our bureau chief max hoffman is
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covering the summit for us tonight good evening to you max so here we are it looks like a reason may may have been able to clinch that bridge delay but different dates different times are being thrown around right now what do we know so far. so confirmed is that the dates are being heavily discussed among the leaders actually not really because they've taken a break to continue the discussion during a working dinner so this might drag on into the night but there are different models floating around and none of those are yet confirmed but they they seem to be trying to taking back control they have realized at least that's what it seems that the house of commons will not pass the withdrawal agreement even if it's put before them a third time you remember it's already failed twice so what good would it be to try again and then have a special summit at literally the last possible day to change anything so that
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seems to be the thinking behind us now what we what we are hearing that they're discussing sort of a flex tension so bear with me here this with basically extending until the seventh of may without any conditions so whether this withdrawal agreement is passed or not and then but until the eleventh of april the u.k. would have to signal whether they intend to take part in the european elections that take place in may and if the. do then that would mean there would be a longer extension which would give the u.k. the chance to to sort things out if not then the seventh of may would be the end of the line so that's the model we're hearing but not confirmed yet it in march and you have to wonder will an extension really make a difference in the eyes of the other e.u. leaders do they think that theresa may can deliver what they want and they want a break that plan to be passed by parliament i think the trust level regarding
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theresa may in this building is very very low but we don't know what the trees are made will be the prime minister when those new deadlines should they be confirmed approach so it's seems like the only solution to get a breakthrough at this point is really maybe with a different prime minister or the house of commons decides that they will really participate in the european elections and then everything is possible a second referendum snap elections all those all those things and if not then the most likely scenario come may seventh if this really is the new deadline always keep that in mind then it seems like a no deal brags it is the most likely outcome but it would at least give both parties the chance to prepare a little better for the no deal breaker. all right arm myself and there anthony you somebody in brussels max rechecking with you later received thank you. while politicians on both sides of the negotiations wind up the rhetoric european
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union citizens in the u.k. still do not know what will happen to them will there be a hard break a softer breaks or not. at all more than three million people will be affected some of whom have been calling the u.k. home for a decade. karen meter has just returned from school run with her children just like she does every school day she lives in north london but her routine is about to be totally overturned because of threats that i had to make personnel decisions in terms of whether to stay in my job and relocate or try and find another job in england karen is from is tonja and works for the european medicines agency just a few underground stops away in cannery wharf but at the beginning of march the e.m.a.'s relocated to amsterdam because britain is leaving the e.u. i really like my job i enjoy working. and do what i do so i took the
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decision that i want to relocate with my employer because i've had been working for them for quite some time ready so it's a move to amsterdam in the summer but life will be complicated cara needs to keep her foot in the u.k. after she broke up with her partner their father insists the children visit him and london i never really baby any attention to securing my stay in u.k.'s like pretty sore or anything like that i was european living here but as a result of. start thinking about my future the prime minister has offered settled status to europeans are already living in britain but they have to apply for to iraq crissy can make it difficult my keyboard from the sri million initiative a lobby group fighting for e.u. citizens rights sees huge insecurity for people completely and people are depressed that upset they're very angry no one can make plan. people don't know whether their job will go whether they can bring their old parents into this country because if
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there's a cliff in a couple of weeks time or whenever then we just don't know what our legal status is has she lost hope that things could still turn out all right well we're still fighting and lobbying and producing things like this to keep citizens out of the rain will be stormy weather so these are wind proof rain proof and hopefully will keep three point six million people dry there's still no recipe for breakfast but karen has made her decision as a single mother she needs her income and security and all the paperwork for u.k. status citizenships of passports for the children must come later i'm really sad to leave a leaving england because obviously we've built quite a nice life here and live there is settled here but. but there just breaks it it just doesn't leave you many choices you're going to go to level and all. you
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want to hear. you're going to learn another language. well it would be a major shift in u.s. foreign policy towards the middle east u.s. president today tweeted his support for recognizing the golan heights as a part of israel he tweeted after fifty two years it is time for the united states to fully recognize israel's sovereignty over the go on heights trump said in a tweet israel took control of the strategically located go on from syria in the six days were back in one nine hundred sixty seven the area has been occupied by israel ever since the annexation has not been recognized by the international community. now this is a major boost for israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who faces reelection in just two weeks is want had to say about trump's announcement about two hours ago
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the president. called. for the. first. use of this week. but now the. rules. are. there was benjamin netanyahu speaking there let's take this story now to the u.s. capitol our correspondent is in washington. this decision it does fit in with trump's foreign policy towards israel but what about the timing of this announcement why now. well as you just said
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benjamin netanyahu is in the middle of his reelection campaign and this move by the united states by the u.s. president would help him enormously he can now say well look not only did i have did i make the u.s. accept jerusalem as our capital but now also the golan heights as israeli territory and they simply knew the israeli government that this is a good moment to push for this the united states have proven under president donald trump to be very supportive for israel during the last two years and now we just today we had the foreign minister. visiting the western wall in jerusalem for the first time also the first time an american high ranking official visiting the western wall a very symbolic move here and one that is very much celebrated by and it's on ya'll he called the white house today he spoke with president donald trump he will visit him next week at the white house and that is probably when we will hear the official declaration of the united states accepting the golan heights as israeli
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territory in all of what repercussions will draw tweet this announcement for the security situation there in the region. little more wants war and power in israel and the israeli government became a bit nervous when trump announced that he would pull out american troops out of syria because that would have meant and would mean that. iranian forces in the hezbollah in particular will be able to move closer to the israeli border and the israeli intelligence service came out with evidence recently that the hezbollah and their allies were trying to set of a network on the syrian controlled part of the golan heights and those efforts would certainly be countered by that move but it would also raise the question how much leverage would the united states have in the future when trying to negotiate
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and to act as a mediator between israel and in the in the middle east conflict in particular all right a correspondent oversell went on the story for us tonight in washington over thank you. curious about the other stories now that are making headlines around the world former brazilian president michel tabor has been arrested in connection with a large scale corruption investigation prosecutors saying that chamber was arrested on charges related to religion graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant or was president from twenty sixteen to twenty eight he has denied any wrongdoing at least five people have died in more than twenty have been injured in a series of blasts in the afghan capital kabul the explosions occurred near a shiite shrine is people gathered to mark the persian new year police say the bombs were detonated remotely. venezuelan forces have reportedly arrested the chief of staff of opposition leader one roberto was taken into custody during
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a raid on his caracas home that's according to go the u.s. and other countries recognizing mr y. there was an interim president and have warned that his way his government not to arrest him or his. own out of those fast moving decisions following that terror attack last week in new zealand the country's prime minister just today announced that the government hopes to have a ban on semiautomatic and military style weapons in place by next month the move follows friday's fatal shootings at two mosques in the city of christ church fifty people were killed. one of the many vigils taking place across new zealand discreet. as the country continues to come to terms with its worst mass shooting it's also taking radical steps to prevent
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a tragedy like this from happening again. today i'm announcing that new zealand will ban all military style seamy or domestic we fans we will ban or pats with the ability to convey semen or medical in the other type of fire into a military style simi or domestic weapon the lone gunman who opened fire on worshipers at two mosques in christ church was armed with semiautomatic rifles he's believed to have modified them with high capacity magazines to make them fire faster from now on all of this along with assault rifles will be banned in new zealand owners of such weapons will have to turn them into the police but we as always want to do everything we can to ensure those people. get to bring the foreigners to soarin surrender them to us and make that possible and possible quickly new zealanders in christchurch and across the country have largely welcome
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the law change as a necessary step to keep their communities safe. i think it's a step on the right direction something must change spaced on the last experience i know some people could see this is a reaction. reaction because of one person the consequences from what we've seen is this terrible and something must change i play nothing for him he gonna hide the gun laws will stop it from happening again the two mosques will reopen their doors on friday when must commemorations to mark a week on from the attack are due to take place. rescue workers in mozambique have widened the search for survivors of a powerful cycle on which ripped through southern africa one week ago causing devastating floods and turning mosaics worst hit area of barrow in inland sea more than two hundred forty people are confirmed dead in the country and several thousand more still need to be rescued search efforts have been hampered by broken
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infrastructure. and more rain is expected in the coming days. and across the border in zimbabwe the situation is just as dire it was also badly hit by so i clone each day. during a flood victims and barbara money money district the elderly man died when a mudslide crushed his home. check that team i'm in pain my father in law had a painful death the house collapsed because of the cycle and it's hard to accept that he died that way and that and i think that all want to make sure that we are fortunate that our mother survived. that she was rescued alive despite. the official death toll from cycling in zimbabwe stands at around one hundred but hundreds more injured money money are missing feared dead people worry they won't
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have a body to bury with reports of corpses floating downstream into neighboring mozambique flash floods and landslides swept through this region leaving piles of rubble behind. by desperate moments and a desperate situation for the two money mining community in the eastern part of zimbabwe where this community was that had this to hit when sacred on a day swept through more sunday and zimbabwe you see some of them have lost their entire belongings and they have nothing that they asked to or do onto. and nothing to do but wait. to move would all of this. ended their home or my family we've affected because we are there to be cloned we have nothing. you've been through. not
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these disasters hot pranking my only consolation is that my family and i are alive . help is patchy roads and bridges that haven't been swept away still impossible. helicopters are lifting out the critically injured when they come low cloud means they can only fly occasionally. if christians who do that he's. in christ. also for going over did some effects as. doctors here say they're now seeing rooms turn septic because it's taking so long to reach the injured for those bringing help it's a race against time well the chinese president xi jinping has started a five day tour of europe which will take him to italy france and monaco she's plane touched down in rome earlier today italy is seen as
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a promising partner for china's built in road infrastructure initiative as its ports and motorways offer easy access to europe's markets next tuesday she will meet with french president emanuel german chancellor angela merkel and european commission president john told in pairs. you're watching t w news still to come how this cafe in tehran became a haven and a rare opportunity for employment for people with special needs. to africa's most industrialized economy is struggling to keep the lights on ninety five percent of south africa's electricity is provided by s. com the state owned company has long had problems meeting south africa's power demands well this latest crisis is seen as imposed on stages of power blackouts we have this report now on the impact of the power cuts on south africans.
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to be reasonable and the meat is slowly spoiling which means business at this restaurant in johannesburg is slowly going all waited in the good day. for the neighborhood my whether the little. girl or south africa's main electricity supply at eskom can provide enough power to meet the country's energy needs eskom is currently rotating blackouts lasting several hours across the country leaving businesses like this leather restore working in the uk. to grow as if it were without clothes you don't make much arcadia. because there. was a lot of that or. even simple things like filling up a car with a tank of fuel doesn't work if there's no electricity to pump the petrol luckily for drivers these petrol station has a generator is a backup but it's
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a pricey alternative for the business. if you get it on like this we would really be effective in that it be quite luckily we've got a general idea self-sustaining. when it comes to power but we need something that we didn't project for keeping south africa's economy pumping will prove difficult if it can't keep the power on. the day is world down syndrome day one child in every thousand across the world is born with a genetic condition that means millions are affected in many still struggle to integrate fully in society but there are exceptions and that takes us to a cafe in the arabian capital tehran there you can get a cup of coffee and a lesson in the benefits to society of offering people with down syndrome the chance to work. this
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completely in his element serving couple chinos to the guests in this cafe to waiting tables this is first ever job and the forty year old is loving every second of it. i like the cafe it's big and it's nice. that's why i'm so grateful to the owner. every night when i go to bed i thank. for that. he and the others who work here have little chance of finding work elsewhere iran's job market is currently in such a bad state that over a third of college educated young iranians are unemployed for people with special needs it's become nearly impossible to find work. for most of those people there's nothing to do once they finish school they just stay at home but we're convinced it's good for them to show people that they have
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other abilities not just good for them it's also good for their families they're often sad because they can't do anything but here they can show just what they're capable of. more than forty people living with down syndrome autism work here regularity everybody pitches in doing what they can brewing coffee waiting tables or entertaining the guests with music. they all get paid for their work except for the cafe owner he she runs a deficit every month there are very few government programs to support social projects like this one in the islamic republic more. we've never received support from any kind of organization it's a completely independent project founded and finance privately we're totally self dependant on. giving up that's not an option because every day she sees
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just how much this work means to him run and the others. are used to just be with my father. you know but father look at me. i finally made it. well i'm famous and go through life with my head raised high see. you. with that positive attitude imran and his colleagues have created an atmosphere found nowhere else in the islamic republic. know of a cafe here in iran could get away with this level of all the teeth in ron and the others making the best of it being a little bit different and have transformed coffee down tizen into a place that's bursting with positivity.
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sports news now he's been a key man in manchester united's resurgence but how long will paul remain a read at a press conference with his national team france declared his admiration for another giant of european football or boss compatriot zidane. i was you. know i've always said reale madrid is a dream club for everyone it's one of the biggest clubs in the world for years he's done this he done who's the coach is a dream for every kid for every player. at the moment i'm in manchester i'm lame and we have a new coach. our sports means technology and a new croatian invention the electric surfboard for engineering graduates have worked on this water sports revolution for two years we understand it allows the
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user to surf without the need for waves what's the point someone could ask a hydrofoil to spins the board over the water it's all set to become anywhere traction on croatia's adriatic beaches this summer. there's a reminder the top stories we're following for you british prime minister to resume a is in brussels walked into goshi engines with european union leaders over delaying brights at leaders are suggesting a delay can only be granted if britain's parliament approved the brakes of withdrawal agreement by next week. e.w. news continues after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day. nico
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work. and he wus coming up ahead. mines. are no. just couldn't get this song out of his head. the colleges began searching for the source of these captivating sounds. and found them deep in the rain forest in central africa. buying up people. going out. and the like to believe the flu. and the one thing. my little cunts. he was so fascinated by their culture that he stayed. only a promise to a son a son only the jungle and return to the concrete and glass john. the result
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reverse culture shock. ready for. you realize how strange artificial is really connected to life. the prize winning commensurately from the forest starts people first on t.w. . it is a trunk tweet that changes decades of u.s. policy in the middle east today the us president said it's time to recognize israeli sovereignty over the go on heights israel captured the go on hikes from syria in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven a move considered illegal by the un israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu who could be voted out of office in two weeks think the president for making history today netanyahu critics say he's trying to engineer an election victory with the help of the u.s. president golf in berlin this is.

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