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professionally to whose success is beyond question. time. wanted tragedy starts of people for g.w. . this is t.v. news live from berlin he's the joker in the pack could ukrainians choose a comedian as their next president well ask our correspondent why the d.v.r. is the lens he's leading the polls in a closely watched race also coming up. the number of confirmed cases of cholera in mozambique doubles in just one day aid agencies stepped up their efforts to fight
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the outbreak in a country already devastated by a cycle. and as its famous glass pyramid turns thirty paris is art museum and celebrates the big birthday their grand illusion. i make spicer welcome to the program. ukrainians have begun voting in the first round of their presidential election the vote is being watched closely in the west and in russia ukrainians have dozens of candidates to pick from but put polls indicate there are three front runners including a television comedian the last time ukraine went to the polls in two thousand and fourteen the country was in freefall russia had just invaded and annexed the crimea region and pro russian separatists had seized control of a part of the country's east five years on though what are the issues foremost in
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ukrainians minds connelly reports. more than ten thousand people have lost their lives since war broke out in eastern ukraine back in twenty fourteen millions have been forced to leave their homes as the shooting continues political attempts to end the conflict remain stuck in no man's land but the fact the fighting didn't spread further and that ukraine's army was able to regroup essential to president petro poroshenko as campaign when he's message to voters is clear only he can keep ukraine safe and stand up to russia. but five years of war have also left their mark on ukrainians pockets in europe second poorest nation real incomes are still lower than they were before the war as household bills have skyrocketed. over three million ukrainians have left the country in search of work it's these people pensioners and those on low income struggling to get by the ex prime minister yulia timoshenko is trying to reach she
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promises to cut household bills in health as soon as she's elected and do more to ensure ukrainians can find work at home both president poroshenko and x. prime minister to have been around for decades and many ukrainians especially younger voters are hungry for change. one person who seems to fit the bill is actor and comedian polygamous lenski the forty one year old may have no previous political experience but he has played the president before and the hit series servant of the people the sitcom tells the story of a schoolteacher whose rant about the state of the country is caught on video by one of his pupils the video goes viral and the teacher suddenly finds himself catapulted to the top job don't worry good morning mr president. mixing footage from the sitcom with his campaign ads zelinsky is now trying to convince ukrainians that he's the outside the country needs to shake up its corrupt politics his motto
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become president but stay ordinary guy his critics argue that in reality he's no outsider launching a campaign calling him a puppet of the only got. a sworn enemy of president petro poroshenko it's called who put zelinsky on television in the first place and on whose channel he announced his surprise run for the presidency selenski denies there's anything untoward about his relations with the businessman. for now the polls put zelinsky in first place far ahead of his rivals but questions remain come election day will ukrainians really take the jump and vote for someone whose only experience of politics so far has been with a t.v. script in his hand. and nick connelly joins us now from a polling station in kiev nick what has the turnout been so far. but often it definitely is a very busy turnout here in downtown kids all the indications are that the turnout
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is up this time compared to five years ago we've seen a lot of people of all different ages even very sick people struggling their way up two flights of stairs to cast their vote interesting and when you ask people that they think that their vote will really count that will be fairly counted here if people are very confident of that there are lots of observers around international but also ukrainian of service so people really you know seemingly convinced that the democratic process is working and they can change something with their vote and why are so many ukrainians of polls are to be believed ready to vote for a comedian. i think that's a sign of desperation and there's a weariness with the political class that's been in charge of this country for the past two decades both president bush and co and ex prime minister yulia timoshenko the two of the top front runners have been in politics for decades those decades in which ukraine really has failed to live up to its potential back in the ninety's ukraine and poland were of similar average incomes and now you have millions of
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ukraine's working in poland because the difference in pay is so big so this is jennifer astray ssion that progress has been cost in clamping down on corruption growing the economy these things you hear tom tom against people seemingly willing to take that jump and to go for someone who has no political experience but promises a new style of more open politics apart from those problems though which you just mentioned ukraine is that war is the conflict in east weighing on president proportional. strange enough the war is president president people's minds definitely but it's strange isn't really part of the election campaign in terms of different proposals for solving that conflict no one really is willing yet to suggest maybe some kind of compromise towards the russian position and ending the conflict that way present poroshenko on the other hand has released cost himself in this election as the defender of ukraine's interest as someone who stands up to russia so even though he hasn't been able to end that conflict strange enough that
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confrontation with russia is actually more in his interest than anyone else's just a quick last question if i may be russia has a history of meddling in ukrainian politics going back to recent memory the orange revolution. is there any evidence of that this time around. so far international monitors haven't spoken of any direct manipulations in terms of individual electoral counts that will see happen tonight we have heard from various candidates that they're not happy with the way things are going and they've called the police to investigate various facts of problems technical problems at polling stations but so far we have no indication on a practical level on the ballot level that there is that kind of involvement yet ok of usenet connelly and jeff thank you for that. turning now to mozambique where aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help these sick and hungry in the
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flood ravaged country cyclon e.t.i. killed more than seven hundred people in mozambique malawi and zimbabwe when it struck two and a half weeks ago hundreds of thousands were left homeless authorities are warning of the danger of water borne diseases as they report a jump in the number of people ill with cholera. areas previously under water now large muddy swamps the receding floodwaters in mozambique ha but the bodies of many of the missing the threat of disease here is very real. is morry over a spike in the number of color cases in the city of beirut kolarov causes acute diarrhea and can kill within hours if not treated nearly a million vaccines are jew to arrive in the country soon. government tonight workers are wrapping day or if it's to treat those in need teams from around the world are arriving with food clean water and medicine. to go into
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a very critical phase now which is assistance this is this will be done in three in five years which is foods health water sunny day ssion and also shelter. we also want to make sure that communities without people will in conditions we store their livelihoods so we will be some measurements that be taking like seeds and means for them to work make sure they didn't get to this conquered culture is hugely important to mozambique nearly eighty percent of the population depends on it many people not only lost the roof i've had they hades bought they harvest to getting their damage land back in working order soon he's critical. now to some of the other stories making news around the world that turkey's eastern province two people have been killed in a dispute between supporters of rival candidates in the local elections polls
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suggest that president edwards ruling party is set for major losses as popularity has been hurt by the country's economic recession. online retailer amazon says an investigation shows that saudi arabia tapped the phone of its boss jeff bezos in january a tabloid newspaper printed leaked stevie messages between bezos and journalist lauren sanchez shortly after bases announced he was divorcing his wife owns the washington post newspaper which employed murders murdered saudi journalist. police in bangladesh have arrested two of the owners of a high rise office building that caught fire last week authorities say the twenty two storey structure in the capital dhaka blocked adequate fire safety features and was extended illegally the blaze killed twenty six people and injured seven. lawyer and government critic. has won slovakia's presidential election win makes
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her the country's first female head of state. is a political novice who ran on an anti corruption platform she beat the government backed candidate shift. and. one of germany's greatest and longest serving film director turns eighty eight this weekend he's probably best known for what became the most important film made in post-war west germany the tin drum there's more. in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. made cinema history with the tin drum the nazi era story of young oscar who stops growing at age three based on the novel by going to gus the film took the top prize at kohn. and. that was just wonderful being admitted into the film world with the palme d'or especially since it was in france where i had learned filmmaking it was like being
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knighted. aside from literary adaptations his films are often political for training social upheaval student protests leftwing terrorism time and again the director has plunged head first into hot socio political territory. sure enough is also fascinated with french german history the film diplomacy tells of a nazi officer in occupied france who opposes hitler's orders. in two thousand and sixteen she learned off directed thousands of teenagers in front down france in a performance against violence and war one hundred years after the biggest battle of world war one took place there. and in rwanda he gives master classes at the quest to film institute hoping to shape a new generation of political filmmakers like him at eighty years old churned
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office still driven inquisitive and politically aware. paris is art museum is celebrating thirty years since its iconic glass pyramid was built to mark the occasion the museum has invited the french street artist known only as jr to reimagine the pyramid on a grand scale. the louvre about to be transformed. hundreds of volunteers are pasting thousands of strips of paper to the floor for three full days. they're marking the thirtieth birthday of the louvres famous glass pyramid and they're putting together an art work by french artist jr who's creating an optical illusion. why why not why not reinvent and rethink places why not wake up in your own city and allow yourself to reinvent and we think it to look at it in a different way and growing up in the suburbs i always try to see parts differently
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not like everybody else climb onto rooftops and go into tunnels and to be able to see a monument like this today and rethink it reinvented as an artist and start modernist that utopia which allows you to move forward and take people along with you it is all a mix well and this pyramid rising from an imaginary creator is the end result. stay tuned now for the bonus league where you can catch all the action from saturday in our highlights show. face wolfsburg while their title rivals byron were in action in freiburg and more coming up now. you're watching news we'll leave you now with some images of earth or cities around the world turn off the lights on famous landmarks and a call for global action on climate change. nick spicer and all the team here in
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berlin thanks for watching. that seventy seven percent. are younger than i think. that's me and me. and you know
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a lot of time all voices. the seventy seven percent who talk about these.

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