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give it baby a few children. make it a nation safe and life. this is d w news live from berlin tonight images of justice catching up with julie in a song a british judge finds the wiki leaks founder guilty of reaching bail after he fled to london's ecuadorian embassy in two thousand and twelve police arrested him there this morning in safety will face conspiracy charges brought by the united states also coming up sudan's army takes over the country and immediately imposes
a strict curfew earlier today troops are west of the country's president say no one a transitional government for the next two years plus and here in germany lawmakers are debating whether to improve access to prenatal screening conditions including down syndrome critics fear it could lead to an increase in of worships. and one of europe's greatest ever basketball players bows out after a glittering career in america is in. the german star of its peak plays his last game for the dallas mavericks after twenty one seasons in the spotlight will look at his legacy with the german national team coach white here in the studio. i'm burnt off to our viewers on p.b.s.
in the united states and all the around the world welcome julian assange is in jail tonight a judge in. in the u.k. found the wiki leaks founder guilty of skipping bail back in two thousand and twelve that's when you may remember a songe salt refuge in london's ecuadorian embassy to avoid a swedish rape investigation but ecuador withdrew its asylum to a saw huge earlier today ending a seven year game of hide and seek and allowing british police to apprehend the man known as the radical publisher police strong armed a song out of the ecuadorian embassy in london handcuffed and protesting the be added wiki leaks founder resisted leaving his refuge of almost seven years the arrest comes one day after wiki leaks accused the ecuadorian government of spying on a song secretly filming his meetings with lawyers and a doctor inside the embassy. ecuador had clearly had enough of the controversial guest in london accusing him of interfering in its foreign policies and violating
the rules of asylum. it will be in the body and in the next few hours the government will reveal some details of which the world is not yet aware that justify the decision taken by president moreno. they regard a songes stay at the embassy in london during the term of former president correa and foreign minister. the two of them tolerated thing such as mr assad putting feces on the walls of the embassy but it is the line behind. the police van took a song to court where he was found guilty of breaching bail in an earlier case but person anderson says lawyers confirm that the arrest relates to an extradition request from the united states since two thousand and ten we want that joint assigned she would face prosecution extradition to the united states for his publishing activities with wiki leaks unfortunately today we've been proven right
if today received a warrant and a provisional extradition request from united states alleging that he has committed conspired to chelsea manning in relation to the materials are published by with the latest in two thousand and ten. the u.s. justice department accuses a song of conspiring with former u.s. army intelligence analyst chelsea manning to break into a government computer at the pentagon a song has long said washington wants to punish him because wiki leaks published classified pentagon documents a song to support his view him as a fearless defender of free speech someone who has exposed alleged u.s. war crimes and afghanistan and iraq his lawyers say the arrest sets a dangerous precedent for the rights of journalists and that they will fight his extradition to the united states. in front of the call. you. mean how did.
things happen extraordinarily quickly today kicked out of the ecuadorian embassy picked up by london police and brought to the courthouse that you see behind me there he gave a thumbs up to the journalists seem quite confident pleaded not guilty but the judge said he was guilty of breaching bail in two thousand and twelve old charge before he seek asylum in the embassy and the judge said he was and not to cannot get beyond his own selfish interests a very. very dangerous precedent for us journalists and saying they would fight extradition and we've seen very different. today supporters have did gather in front of the courthouse they were celebrating him as a hero of free speech and of transparency and of course the government on the other
hand celebrating this arrest as a success. saying nobody even. in . the police. through the. door had terminated his diplomatic as we understand it do we know what's the. right it's a really interesting back story basically relations between. the ecuadorian hosts have been deteriorating for a while that someone had asked for asylum. when the phone on president was in place he was more critical then more. president of ecuador and the two of them did not get along more rain. so. more of an unwelcome guest he cut his internet connection
made a song pay for food according to a social is also spying on him and basically wanted to push him out of the embassy and so finally he said this is enough. stilling to wiki leaks and whatever we can to publish this could hurt ecuador and this is white day the ecuadorian embassy opened its doors and let london police arrest on ecuadorian soil . in london thank you this story will most likely move across the atlantic to washington d.c. and that is where. he is standing by or is going to teach you the u.s. justice department is charged with computer hacking conspiracy what is you exactly accused. that's right brant that indictment was unsealed at a virginia courthouse not far from where i am here in washington d.c.
one single count that mr sollars deliberately conspired with chelsea manning the former military intelligence analyst to obtain access to a computer at the pentagon to then crack apos would release reams of classified documents regarding military operations in iraq and afghanistan that is what this charge essentially relates to and the justice department has told us that that could carry a prison sentence of up to five years for the charges could be added once mr song is back in the united states now it's worth pointing out that ordinarily brant in the united states journalists are not prosecuted for the publication of classified documents not said questions are being raised now as to whether mr a song indeed remains a journalist or whether he's become a publisher who has then become a partner with foreign governments for example if you look at the wiki leaks
publication in twenty sixteen of democratic e-mails for example. with russia you know that's a very good for us in his case will not be helped by the fact that man a fort the former trump campaign manager visited him several times in the ecuadorian embassy there is. one you know is happening now in what's next extradition. right and i think that something we'll be looking at in the days in the weeks to come is exactly why now of course the fact that this comes i'm sure we off the release of the mother report as well is highly significant i think as you begin to point out there were and i mean bear in mind of course that the obama administration decided not to pursue this case further with mr assault and then take into account the fact that the president had previously said that he loves wiki leaks presumably referring to that twenty sixteen release of documents which were very damaging to his political opponent at the time hillary clinton today at
the white house president trying to said that he has no opinion about judy and song his extradition he says that that is up to his attorney general in terms of what is next may the second is the extradition hearing in a british court and mr summers is nowhere has said that he will appeal that and when somebody appeals an extradition normally it's because they say that they are being politically persecution indeed mr song is now alleging that as opposed to it being something that is rooted in legitimate legal concerns will be very interesting to see what the reason is that given. the washington helena thank you very much. it's not in sudan that the army there has seized power imposed a curfew and warned anti-government protesters to stay off the streets it's not quite sure what demonstrators were hoping for when they demanded an end to omar al bashir thirty year long presidency but the country's defense minister says troops
have arrested by shia and will preside over an interim government for the next two years. the regime has fallen the people are celebrating. but amidst the triumph it's easy to forget that this is just a first step in remaking sudan. the country has been rocked by successive coups and coup attempts ever since it gained independence in one nine hundred fifty six. in one thousand nine hundred nine omar al bashir seized power in a coup of his own and managed to hold on to that power. up until just now. but the way in which bashir was ousted has left a bad taste in the mouths of many sudanese to them this seems like simply another coup and the new leader might just be another military dictator. to disobey god the good is all this is a false name did not fool this is a reproduction of
a same vision. we do not accept this and we will stay on the streets and to the regime changes can legally reportable is plummeting it's not right that the government has repressed us and now still wants to see control and power over us. not as young people in citizens we see what's happening the government is manipulating us. that can also be another regime that. this man is a blood thirsty leader and he wants to bring is another regimes that no other means of this is completely unacceptable. the regime fools such as such a nice people will not see how good this job is only a little thousand of them now the question is who's who done it really be able to transform itself or will another military dictatorship take hold.
for now at least. the country with. thirty years. under omar al bashir has three decades of authoritarian rule sudan has suffered devastating famine civil war and seen its territory divided democracy was just starting to blossom in sudan in one nine hundred eighty nine when russia ousted a young civilian government in a military backed coup. he resisted multiple attempts by the west to weaken his power including be added to the united states list of terrorism sponsors a crippling drought in the darfur region led to a prolonged famine and fueled a rebellion by she has cracked down was brutal the international criminal court in the hague issued a warrant for his arrest it accused him of leading a campaign of rape hunger and fear that led to the deaths of over three hundred
thousand people and left millions displaced in refugee camps. despite bashes attempts to prevent it the country split in two in two thousand and eleven when south sudan declared its independence from the north. but she was a friend to death spots the first arab leader to visit syrian president bashar al assad early in that country's civil war. to multiple elections and return bashir to power again and again were dismissed by observers as illegitimate. but it was the rising price of bread and fuel that pushed sudanese people out onto the streets in late two thousand and eighteen demanding an end to the decades of suffering but she attempted to respond to the whole country is going through difficult economic circumstances it's hard to launch portion of our society due to internal and external causes that you are aware of. what. but it was
too little too late for months of deadly anti-government protests culminated in six days of mass demonstrations i feel that after thirty years in power but she was forced out through military intervention. protesters are celebrating for now but with the military in power democracy may not yet be given a chance to take hold and. i'm well here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world of forces battling for control of the libyan capital tripoli have been gauged in violent clashes in an area south of the city germany meanwhile is calling on general khalifa haftar tard to end his offensive on tripoli tripoli is run by a new wing backed government u.s. president has welcomed south korean leader into the white house on their agenda the prospect of a third meeting between truong and north korean leader kim jong il on
a second summit of the two leaders back in february aimed at pyongyang denuclearization failed to bring any results a disappointing day for israel's space program its unmanned spacecraft headed for the movement. during its final approach the mission had aimed to make the first privately funded lunar landing israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu he was at mission control nonetheless praised the team for what he called beer and dance tickets. to india now where voting is underway in the world's biggest ever parliamentary election with nearly nine hundred million indians eligible to vote it's a mammoth logistical operation voting will take place in seven phases across different regions from the eleventh of april to the nineteenth of may voters should have to travel no further and get this and two kilometers to cast their vote so one million polling stations will be set up to reach even the remotest areas.
day one of the largest election the world has ever seen many are casting their ballots for the first time and women voters could also outnumber men in this election. for many it's a referendum on prime minister now brenda modi. see there are a lot of things which i want from the next government first is education like that all but education for everybody for free no matter how much it cost them but i think that businesses that will be got for the progress of my country and i want that to be more in india we want a prime minister like never modi will be able. the employment situation is really bad and we want jobs more must also be done to address pollution most of it was partly because more than half of indians are aged twenty five or under and some twelve million enter the workforce each year prime minister narendra modi's plans for job growth have failed to materialise. it's an issue his main challenger raul
gandhi has vowed to prioritise his congress party managed to win back three key states from modi's d j p in regional elections. the recent spike in tensions between india and pakistan in kashmir however has put another issue on the agenda national security and that may well play into the hands of now render modi and his hindu nationalists the prime minister has down himself as the watchman protecting his country by being strong on defense tough on terror but much will depend on his party's performance in several key states such as here in qatar pradesh if the first day of gender elections in india over my hundred million people live baby would bring in a new government and i am right now at a polling booth in the city of night in north india behind me you can see it all in with officials who are helping what does find their names in the electoral us now
just to give you an idea of the scale of this election in noida alone that out of about six hundred over six hundred polling booths all across this city if the pull of nationalism prove strong enough in this election modi supporters may well be celebrating come the twenty third of may. well here in germany lawmakers are debating the issue and emotions are part of that debate they're asking should pregnant women have free access to a new generation of genetic testing the tests can help identify disorders such as down syndrome a more commonly used form of state funded testing is invasive and can pose a risk to unborn children but some lawmakers fear that making a new screening technique available on public health care will lead more women to decide against carrying babies with genetic disorders to term.
sophia is a. a year and a half old. an estimated nine out of ten women in germany decide to have abortions when they find out their unborn child has down's syndrome. ana to see was seven months pregnant when she got the diagnosis. of course a risk area i was worried i was also feeling a bit desperate i didn't know what to do i was still in the last year of my studies . but i had a lot of support and courage and because she was so active in my belly so fear also showed me that she wanted to live and she should be allowed to live there with. the weeks that followed were difficult for ana who was also working as a geriatric nurse she read all about down's syndrome which is a genetic disorder in which children are almost always born with physical and intellectual disability the doctor told ana her child would be born with a heart defect suddenly ana faced the dilemma of whether to have an abortion.
they immediately told me i could have an abortion but i thought if i have an abortion i'll have to give birth to a stillborn child. i didn't even want to think about that. colleen hennig a gynecologist counsels women who decide to have an abortion when they get a diagnosis of down syndrome she knows the pressure for all involved. as isn't the truth there are so many factors to consider how old are my how stable is my relationship to my other children still need a lot of attention i like to tell my patients that they just have to decide what's easiest for them. hennig says the blood test that detects down syndrome as early as ten weeks of pregnancy gives families time to make difficult decisions early on
that's also important to ensure that mother and child are well looked after if the mother decides to have a baby. for an it isn't the issue goes deeper. she says the blood test sends a message that society does not accept children like sophia. i ask myself why. and if you then don't have to pay for the test these children will simply not exist. even though they're perfectly happy children who radiate joy and have so much love to give. the blood test for down syndrome are already a standard procedure in denmark and france in those countries few children like sophia are born. best of all news now dallas mavericks star of its keep played his last ever in be
a game last night events he played for gallas for twenty one seasons and led them to their own the n.b.a. title back in two thousand and eleven his final game against the senatorial spurs ended in defeat but live it he was the star of the show even spurs fans warned of its jerseys and the crowd cheered every time he had the ball at its gives the only european in the history to win the trophy for most valuable player if he finishes his career six on the all trying points this. great if you could have a chance to play with him the man sitting next to me did that i'm sure the big table now to talk about their business legacy and that is germany basketball coach henrik rudolph who also played with dick but on the german national team it was direct was described. what sort of player mean you played with them tell us about when you played with them what sort of a player was. well played with them in ninety nine when he was just starting to be on the national team i was talented. you could see
a lot but then. you never know if these guys can develop and not run in two thousand and two when we played the world championships in indianapolis he was already maybe one of the top three players in the world he was unbelievably gifted but also what always stood out was this work ethics and the ability to to incorporate new moves and different things to his game always develop always got better civilian credible too and he's also incredibly tall right mean you're a tall man but he's taller than you right now he's definitely taller and he seems like a nice guy i mean there he is signing autographs we know that the fans in dallas i mean there was this outpouring of emotion for him and from him at the last game i mean is he really is nice and as he seems to be i think it's very authentic. my experience with him as a teammate and also coaching him in two thousand and fifteen is just coach on the
german national team. and it never failed of that he was really a movie will be good with his teammates a family guy funny always funny and funny jokes about himself but i've also how to have people is really fun to be around and i think people appreciate that i mean it's very authentic and special you know people around the world really think of germany didn't think of basketball but then there you've got this guy who has become a global star what do you think his legacy is going to be for basketball but also for german sports for worldwide he's changed his position as about a ballplayer. that has brought some some moves to the n.b.a. at the end there with the four and now are being used he's changed the game. for everybody well the he's put. only on the mark about basketball and i think that germany has benefited largely of his contributions and we do have
a couple players in the best league now and then you have another year. coming up that you can still see becoming is as good and it's big of a star it's i think we have a lot of talented players but it's unique and i don't think we'll have a have another one we'll have a lot of good players and maybe also great stars we have one on a good way that is what a great job in the n.b.a. and but still growing and we'll see what he ends up but there's no comparison to do ok before we get about thirty seconds what's your favorite memory of of the year ok we playing in the boss metal game we're up forty he gets subbed out and we find out that he needs two points to be the top scorer of the whole games and he looks at the scoreboard and says no i don't need to be plain i don't need to be playing no he didn't need this going title so that's why i feel yeah that's that's what he is and that's what he was about and we appreciate you coming in and sharing your your
thoughts and your memories with us thank you thank you. arguers a reminder the top stories we're following for you at this hour wiki leaks founder julian assange may be extradited to the united states on conspiracy charges u.k. police arrested him today ending his seven year stay inside the ecuadorian embassy sudan's army has imposed a curfew in the country earlier today the military ousted president omar al bashir ending his thirty year. you're watching t w news i'm brant goff i'll be back after a short break to take you through the day tonight we ask who should be afraid of julian a song. every
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the darkest middle east into a new. history place probably no place anywhere in the world when things were invented in such quick succession of. the renaissance. starts april twenty second d. w. . illiam. these seven year solitude of wiki leaks founder julian assange came to an abrupt end today british police officers hauled him out of the ecuadorian embassy and extradition to the united states on conspiracy charges seems almost certain and with that the stakes just got higher for press and internet freedom and what about the u.s. president now.