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this is you know we news live from berlin a migrant hijacking on the high seas ends in a maltese port the vessels that rescued refugees and migrants off the coast of libya and was ordered to take them back but when the captain refused to change course some of them took matters into their own hands was it an act of piracy or a desperate bid for self-preservation also on the program the british government tells lawmakers to expect a fresh briggs vote tomorrow the move comes as the country's embattled prime minister seeks to fill conditions from the european council for another extension
to the country's drawled the deadline and i says budget airline while air seize operations stranding thousands of passengers in europe and north america. only a lark so great to have you along everyone now malta's armed forces have taken control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants rescued at sea a turkish vessel has arrived at a maltese port with military personnel on board five people were handcuffed and sported off the vessel about one hundred migrants and refugees have been rescued in the seas off libya well some of them took control of the ship when it was ordered to return them to libya and forced it instead to head to word europe to discuss the latest is baton borghese senior journalist for the times of malta in the capital of
alaska thank you so much for a taking out the time to speak to us what's going to happen to the people on the boat do we know what their current situation is. we know that five five of those a hundred and eight were handcuffed and arrested they're in police custody whether they'll be charged and tried in war that or. proceedings will be made to extradite them back to me to libya is yet to be seen although i would imagine they'll be tried on what his court and the other one hundred hundred three or so. you've been told have started designing proceedings and they're there as i am applications will be processed as usual what are you hearing about what exactly happened on that ship. it's still it's still not entirely clear at this stage that. movie supports this morning. we haven't really
right now they're still processing those people on board what we do know is that some point yesterday to the ship's captain the l.a. police captain who was taking the migrants he had rescued back to tripoli. when they were six miles around six miles off the libyan coast that ship feared sunny sunday veered north he sent out a message saying he was under an attack from from his rescued crew passengers and then it started very north and eventually looked it was became clear it was coming towards malta the ship went cited for many hours. and resume communications when it was. just outside maltese waters when no army patrol boat approached. had never seen a peace or is a peaceful one there wasn't doesn't seem to have been any violence involved. so it
does seem like these people are just desperate to get to even to the extent of any kind of criminal right now this of course comes off the back of the european rescue mission is sophia which has been halted as you know there's this indicate possibly that refugees will use more or just people trying to make it to europe will try to use more desperate means to make it to the e.u. . well i think i think if the more the more doors you close the more people will try to find a window so to speak. sophia was officially ended yesterday but it's worth noting. the last official severe rescue mission dates back to i think it was july so and it's peaks of peacekeepers especially twenty sixteen so. it's been tapering off for a while yes there was just the official so to speak. but there's not no more rescue
missions but we are closing all the taps so to speak there are no more human rescue missions n.g.o.s ships are constantly being stopped by bureaucratic measures and so on it's least because it's of course more doing the bare minimum so i would imagine that you will see increasingly desperate attempts. what i want what i wonder is how this will. offer commercial ships in the region who which all vessels have an obligation under international law to rescue people in distress but i imagine they'll be made quite a few commercial liners saying you can't we won't be subjected to. very very dire options there that might become actually reality in the near future baton borger senior journalist for the times of a mall to involve let us or thank you. next the struggle for consensus continues in
britain prolonging uncertainty there the british government is hoping to hold another vote on prime minister teresa mayes controversial brigs a deal tomorrow but reports say may will be asking parliament to vote only on the divorce aspect of the deal and not the part governing the u.k.'s future relationship with the e.u. all the governments of representatives in the problem and andrea lets him said parliament first needs to get the go ahead for the vote from the speaker by splitting the vote they hope to secure the support of more opposition m.p.'s the government especially would draw agreement to earn another deadline extension from brussels. while a today's developments at. the westminster a rather a follow an attempt by lawmakers on wednesday to test support for alternatives to the government's e.u. would draw a plan out a single proposal could muster a majority in the commons but the most popular plan it was for
a referendum to confirm any deal passed by parliament all that's in line with the policy of britain's third party the liberal democrats as m.p. hobhouse told the w.'s nickel. britain has seen its deepest political crisis in decades rex it is going on and going on we don't have a solution we don't see any unity who to blame for this whole chaos well first of all the referendum result was very very close the forget that nearly half the people actually wanted to stay in the european union get this government doesn't seem to reflect that it all has always gone in one direction that is ultimately about a very clean break with the european union under than our own policies that got the prime minister cannot find unity about what breaks it they will what are you hopes i have been campaigning for people's words i believe particularly because the vote was so close and because the least camp is split within itself we need to test it and put it back to the people so i. for anything that actually attaches to people's
vote to the proposition to resuming against the people's vote i'm fine. no way. but combined with the people's vote i'm fine i just want to put whatever we decide in palm and back to the people. of all democratic halls they're making the case for people's vote to news let's take you now to charlotte apart so she's standing by in london outside westminster where do things stand right now. but as you said theresa may is determined to get her deals through parliament tomorrow for another vote for a third time this time to extend that deadline for the u.k. to leave the european union until may twenty second in an orderly fashion and she made that ultimate sacrifice yesterday telling her conservative party that she is going to step down for the next step of the negotiations if they are going to
approve that deal and some tory rebels fell in line with that strategy they said they are going to vote for the deal amongst them for example boris johnson the former foreign minister he said he's going to vote for that deal now after he's been bashing it for a month the problem is that the numbers still don't add up in her favor though the northern irish do you hear her allies saying they are not going to back the deal to resign they would also need some labor support for her deal to pass so it's very unclear at this point and the speaker of the house john bercow said he's not going to allow the vote if then no substantial changes to the deal so the government is working on that at this hour so show it i mean is there a way out of this deadlock because as you've just been reporting theresa may try to sweeten the deal by promising to step down if lawmakers through or deal but what if there won't even be a third vote. exactly that is the problem so the default option is still that
the u.k. is leaving the european union on april twelfth without a deal and that is a huge fear here in this country yesterday parliament voted down eight options and they were all rejected so there's no clear path forward and a no deal brecht's that of course could have chaotic consequences for the country and the people one lawmaker saying today though that this is the most likely option today if there is no way out of the deadlock and at the moment it looks very unclear how a way forward could look like. reporting thank you. let's bring up to speed now with some of the other stories making news around the world. in the somali capital mogadishu at least sixteen people have been killed in a car bomb attack near a hotel and restaurants there was no immediate claimed responsibility but the explosion took place in a busy area targeted by islamist militants in the past over a dozen people were injured. the death toll from a massive fire in
a high rise office building in the bangladeshi capital dhaka has risen to nineteen officials says several people died after jumping from a nineteen story building as he tried to escape the blaze dozens are reported injured firefighting units are searching the structure for those who may have been trapped inside. facebook has banned the promotion of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms which include instagram the company was under increasing pressure after a white supremacist used facebook to lifestream his deadly attack on muslims in christchurch new zealand the new policy takes comes into effect next week facebook has also been charged with violating the us fair housing act. of the estimated three million venezuelans who fled the craze is gripping their country hundreds of thousands have been sheltering in the rain colombia but the
capital bogota has a housing deficit approaching a quarter of a million homes but israel is often undocumented are rarely allowed to rent apartments so they're turning to colombia landlords some of whom are trying to profit from their desperation while others are just trying to help. in this three story building owned by a colombian family in southern bogota houses ten venezuelan migrants they eat breakfast together on a quiet sunday morning. or are these people are among the two hundred thousand migrant. who have come to the city in recent years since the city council provides few shelters the migrants only choice is to rent shared rooms with two or three other people most of the holding like the last island we sleep here in the living room and it's a little uncomfortable sometimes since we need privacy but other than that it's good or landlady nogueira lives on the houses upper floor the colombian national decided to rent her rooms to venezuelan migrants in part to earn some extra cash.
was moved by their situation the quality of life they had in that moment they have no place to sleep as some people would not rent to them. she tries to create a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of space to talk and laugh with her tenants and she even goes a step further. sometimes they call me their mom so i scold them when they do things wrong or when they don't go to work or pay the utilities i'm looking out for them. despite strict rules for cleanliness and order there's also sympathy for the migrants tough financial situation especially when bills are due. sometimes we're late with payment so we simply tell her look mrs know such and such is happening i don't have the full amount give me a few days and i will pay you. understand. the positive example of the
family is a particular situation thousands over as well as have a very hard time finding lodging and it makes them easy targets for those taking advantage of their situation by offering far less decent housing for higher prices andreas martina is a real estate association explains how landlords are making money housing venezuelans in rundown buildings. many property owners have made a business out of renting or receiving payments making people pay a daily fee to spend a single night in a tenement. the so-called. pain dailies only offer a bed tenants have no guarantees and risk getting kicked out it any moment nineteen year old luis works as a barber he barely earns enough each day to pay for his. semi this is like something for prisoners three bunk beds that mean six people don't
have the privacy you want and you can never leave your valuables here. venezuelan migrants are at the mercy of fate if they don't encounter helpful colombians they risk being exploited and can only hope to someday be able to afford a place they can truly call home. iceland's budget carrier wow air has halted operations and canceled all flights after attempts to find a buyer failed wow specialized in low cost connections between europe and north america with its base in the icelandic capital of reykjavik while the airlines closure could deal or have a blow to the country's a booming tourist industry but meanwhile thousands of passengers are stranded on both sides of the atlantic. about four thousand passengers are stranded at well is various destinations after the company ceased operations and canceled all flights.
cancelled we need to try to get something else and we were supposed to fly to frankfurt when we came here they were saying the flight got canceled and you would have received some kind of e-mail communication nobody received any kind of an e-mail communication the collapse of the troubled airline comes after a buyout talks with rival icelandair fell apart earlier this week up till thursday morning where air had transported more than a third of people who visited iceland in a tourist boom which had revived the island's economy in the years following the global financial crisis well air founded in two thousand and eleven exploited iceland's location in the middle of the north atlantic to offer a low cost service between europe and north america last year the no frills airline carried some three and a half million passengers however it had flown into financial trouble in recent years due to heightened competition and rising fuel prices and had been searching for an investor for months. well joining me now is my colleagues an album allow for
business good to see you what sort of options are there now left for stranded passengers well if you look on the wow air website if there are actually a series of recommendations most notably that passengers should look if other airlines are offering so-called rescue fares so those are discounting fares that are either to get you home or where you wanted to go in the first place so that other airlines like iceland airways air already saying that they're going to do this but of course this is going to come as cold comfort to passengers who would argue waited hours at the airport only to be told that their flights are canceled here are your bags and whiz airs also being criticized for having sold the tickets till the last minute they were still selling tickets this morning so suffice to say it didn't have to be done this way and none of it has worked out as hoped or. now it's a single least well the ten this is the tenth european low cost carrier to go under in the past two years where is it all go wrong well the european passenger aviation
market has gotten really competitive in the last years and the toll has really been set by the giants of the budget airline industry you know them easy jet ryan airways air and as these airlines try to undercut each other in price at the margins are squeezed and it becomes a really hard to make money. was offering fifty dollars for a one way transatlantic flight that's crazy if you really think about it so price competition has gotten so fierce in europe that the european airlines are projected to see a slide in profits this year which is contrast which is in contrast to the rest of the world of the ada is saying that it's will airline profits are actually expected to surge in twenty nineteen so european airlines are going to be an outlier and prices a big part of. everything comes out of prize to now them allow reporting thank you as always. the chemical giant monsanto has repeatedly denied that its weed killer round up causes cancer and has even challenge scientific studies to the contrary
but a court now in california has ruled it's a major help very risk awarding a plaintiff who sued the company a total of eighty million dollars in compensation well it's not the first time that monsanto has lost a major claim involving the chemical or lawsuits looks set to follow victory for it when hard a man who has cancer he took on one of the most powerful chemical companies in the world and won the jury said roundup was defective and the company deceptive. today the jury sent a message loud and clear. that company should no longer put products on the market for anyone to buy without being truthful without testing their product and without warning if it causes cancer the jurors said monsanto had been negligent by not using reasonable care in borning hardiman about its products potential risks last year
a court in san francisco also found in favor of a groundskeeper who said roundup had given him non hodgkins lymphoma yeah. this is the second case where the jury has a monthly help that round up causes cancer and one thing to know and they are need to take note of that and they need to change their business model and their business practices by a robot monsanto in mid twenty eighteen for sixty three billion dollars it continues to insist the herbicide is safe when used as directed but with share prices sliding almost forty percent since the acquisition the purchase came at a higher than expected cost it isn't hard we know today that because of the american securities laws by a couldn't look into the charges against monsanto's or into its books it was buying a black box and the risk in buying an unknown entity is being shown right now is really a duty he has caught it hundreds of studies have shown that the active ingredient in roundup lifeless eight is safe while many others have found it a health risk after two years of fierce debate the e.u.
decided in twenty seventeen to renew the weed killers license for use in the block for another five years but no bio faces more than eleven thousand lawsuits involving round up in the us alone. one of germany's most controversial bands may have gone one step too far new provocative video by ramstein who has the country's jewish community and commentators up in arms and my colleague hannah cleaver joins me now with more on this story. what's the outrage about it's a short video thirty seconds just slightly of a it's a teaser video that they put it on to the you tube channel today and everybody's talking about it let's take a look at what they posted and i can see what you about why it's become so outrageous that. what you see here you're looking at the members of the band they're wearing the kind of uniforms that prisoners in death camps during the holocaust before. and they're standing there with nooses around and that there's
not much music but it's fairly impressive. we're all talking about it even here it. will be anyone's obviously the whole of the media ah and of course this has provoked this outrage as you said the jewish community has already spoken let's see here. a former president of the central council of jews in germany tweeted about it today she said that has crossed the line the way the ramstein is exploiting the murder of millions of people is flippant and repulsive that's the kind of reaction this goes now ramstein of course are no stranger to controversy they are very provocative so does that fit kind of in kind of a pattern of behavior this is this is what they do this is from stein they're all it is challenging the songs and the videos explore and some might even say actually
promote very difficult themes like sado masochism incest sex violence how to listen even everything that you might want to put on a castle don't let the children what kind of a list. the band themselves often perform nearly naked videos that they have made have been banned and their stage shows which are enormously popular involve masses of fire. and fireworks. they live from these unsettling images the song lyrics that they produce and this music which is that that's the ammo. the question really is though are they just doing this for publicity of course they are that's that's how they operate the bigger question i think is why do we in the media give them this publicity is this shock effect it's easy to deal with it's this this kind of oh my goodness can we deal with this let's
show you as we just have now i think in germany we have this special significance we have a special respect rightly so for the holocaust for the victims of the holocaust should not be used or abused in any way but rushed and they're not nazis and they're not stupid they play the media and we allow ourselves to be play to give them this massive publicity which helps them sell those are records and all the rest of it we here at g.w. news discussed at length how to cover this story whether even to look at this but it does give us a chance to look at how we make these decisions you know the matter level of this is why do we cover this because it's easy everybody wants to do this it's generates clicks it pulls in viewers because it's this shock effect this controversy this this outrage. it's you know it's the crack cocaine for many media organizations
now if we can use that as a means to discuss and to figure out why do we do this i think that would then be a useful way of approaching it or it that favor thank you. to the women's champions league now where two of europe's top clubs met in the second leg of their quarter finals time germany's holes were close to defending champions and young with the french club already holding a two one lead. eight minutes into the match and wolfsburg hopes of a comeback were head by goalkeeper ahmed chilled underestimated jennifer mush on the street kick. the german national player but leon ahead. later in the half another mistake this time in the midfield. a desperate show followed in the area and the referee awarded the clear penalty. when he the nod had no trouble converting and it was two nil meaning wolfsburg needed four goals at that
point to reach the semifinals just after the break they got the first thanks to denmark forward for now the haka. a couple of minutes later how to level the scores at two all the most birds were dreaming big but their chances of progression evaporated on the hour mark usually less all man made it three chew on the night that some air later added another for a six three aggregate when defending champions leon move into the semifinals. and just one remind you of our top story that we're tracking for you this hour a tanker hijacked by migrants has docked at ports in malta after being seized by military personnel authorities said a group of migrants had hijacked the libya bound vessel and ordered it to head to malta after it rescued them from the mediterranean sea. you're watching t.v. news out next my colleague banner g and all the day's biggest stories of from that asia rock and berlin thank you so much for spending of this part of your day with
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