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this is d. w. news live from berlin could german justice be catching up with volkswagen's former c.e.o. prosecutors charge martin winterkorn for his part of the emissions scandal judges say that he and four other managers will face fraud charges for falsifying test results for the company you fuel cars also coming off sudan's protesters standing
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strong under pressure they're resisting attempts by authorities to break up demonstrations at the military headquarters as fate of the and an immediate transition to civilian rule plus the squalid conditions facing palestinian refugees in jordan that this cuts to the u.n. funding by the trumpet ministration decimate services on the ground. and the return of television's most epic fantasy series the award winning game of thrones hit screens for its final season our t.v. critic has the spoiler free lowdown on what to expect from what's to roast this with. i'm sara kelly welcome to the program german prosecutors have charged volkswagens former c.e.o. marchin winterkorn with fraud that is over his part in the diesel emissions test cheating scam. in golf to volkswagen and other carmakers winterbourne is the first
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auto company boss to be charged over this scandal in germany. let's bring in from day to view business gary hart who is joining us here in the studio so hard i mean a huge announcement today what does it need for winterkorn what does it mean for v.w. well for him to go personally means it's as you have said earlier it is the first time that actually a senior manager is being charged on the noose is tightening it's very clear i mean he's been charged with serious fraud basically because he for some time has no one allegedly has known that something was wrong was wrong not actually was cheating with emissions tests but then has also presided over the the attempts to obscure the fact that this happened before finally coming clean and stepped down as amount of money. as a c.e.o.
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. so he knew for far too long that this was going on and. this is serious forward it's not feeling the trouble he is in also no it's not he's been charged a year ago already in the u.s. and now fresh objects of come up just for four weeks ago the i.c.c. the securities and exchange commission have charged him and also him personally for defrauding investors in the u.s. but by not informing them about all the details of the scandal in time by sitting on information and not being forthcoming with it and by that of course the. has lost immense value in the process especially when when they have the whole scandal really erupted that cost. shell has billions of course this is not a good day for the german car industry or is it your heart i mean is is the industry turning over a new leaf here well it's a never ending story is it i mean how long have we been. reporting about this and
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there's a new leaf being turned every couple of weeks now it seems that the right people are coming to pay for it all or at least to look into it who was really personally responsible for these parts of this scandal and also this you talk about the german car industry this morning yesterday morning actually had to merge that there's a new probe that's going on against donovan's the maker of mercedes cars about that pod in emissions cheating and they pretended that they were cooperating in this probe with regulators but now regulators say they've tried and tried as well to obscure the fact that there was forbidden piece of software that dialed down emissions in testing so it's all the usual what we what we keep hearing it's not very pretty but now for the first time we have it not just about the companies now it is becoming also about the individuals just to recap martin winterkorn of the first auto boss to be charged with fraud hard at first with the story thank you so
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much. for now in other news sudanese protest organizers say that they have blocked an attempt by the army to break up a sit in inside its headquarters more protesters are arriving to join the thousands calling on the country's military to hand over power to a civilian administration mass anti-government protests helped push longtime president omar al bashir out of power last week but demonstrators are keeping up the pressure on the military council which replaced. watch began its celebrations have turned back into protests thousands in sudan's capital khartoum demanding power for the people it follows the military's decision last week to overthrow the country's unpopular leader of thirty year is omar al bashir although it's what the masses wanted angry that the army has taken power for
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itself the new government a real civil government a content. people with qualifications no don't need military people better be able not only protect our country protect our new government we are not here to remove the entire system a system that does not does not give service equality to the people i system that leaves people under poverty a system that does not also done as a country as a rich country with human and natural resources to act as any other country in the world the new military council held its first meeting on sunday. over the weekend it also met with sudanese opposition leaders promising to rule for a maximum of two years while democratic elections are organized. opposition forces are in charge of appointing the prime minister and his cabinet
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for civilian government calling on them to have united voice. but the crucial decision of who will become president is one the military council wants to keep for itself. back on the streets there are also demands that bashir is associates face justice. while the protests continue many are already painting a new picture of what life in saddam could look like. freedom. and . whether that vision one lone lost depends on what the military decides to do next. and let's talk now about what might happen next we're joined by ahmed asama a sudanese activists and an artist who is based here in berlin welcome to the program thank you for having me we've heard a lot about the protesters we've heard about their demands. you know we have the
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sense that are they really united here and what do they want where do you see things going from here segments of the purchases are united in the declaration of freedom of jane this is declaration that made by political parties to these professional association which are they do you think this is movements of the last forces so they demand this and a military is muslim brotherhood to do so like to at the transition that's run by civilians and this is a demonstrative filled until now and people interested in the street until this declaration of freedom of change come to rouse them and receive them there they're basically there now in defiance and we're getting these reports actually that the sudanese armed forces that they've they've tried to break that sit in outside of the army headquarters what are your he you hearing there from your contacts on the ground yes i think it's was very clear from the military council statement that they wanted from the beginning on two to two to demand the people to accept their
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their new new government so they need to move to space and to move military has water that would be given to them and they saw it today early in the morning at nine o'clock there's our forces from there on the surrounded this base and then started to go shoe industry which it was a protest and the negotiators funny that the vice president of the military council but this is a peaceful protest rejected this negotiation so dejected to read the speech and. till the deterioration of freedom of change the fulfilled and superior to them so they are not can you get to my eyes this may be true colors and any kind of who she is she is damn let's talk a little more about the prospects of that civilian government in the country because i mean we have on the one hand the military council saying that it's willing to work with the opposition in order to pave the way for that civilian government within two years what is your assessment of the credibility of those claims seem there's all time mistrust like all of this is military council now having a lot of faces from the old regime that spoke or person of the military of the
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military military council is actually the same person was done in behind the bashir in one thousand eight hundred nine when he made just military coup and most of them is facing for this or prison with the regime so basically there's a mistrust with this military council and there's also the curation of freedom of change is very clear that's you know i think all of this political parties you can hope is that they're talking about and also the military when they decide whose job is it like today there were also negotiating with the opposition and then they brought the n.c.b. the national congress party was a former political party does this negotiation in this because when the good of these political parties so i think there's a lot of mistrust there's a lot of the old regime always see running behind this military military plan to the again the polls to get more is to stop is there what they call the status quo of the old military government that historically given saddam for the last sixty it's a critical time for the future direction of your country and we thank you so much for joining us this morning to share your view of medicine
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a sudanese activists and an artist in case you're in berlin we appreciate thank you . let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world in japan the fukushima nuclear power plant operator has begun removing fuel rods from a cooling pool it's a milestone in the slow process to decommission the plant which suffered a meltdown after a tsunami in two thousand and eleven removing the rods is crucial to avoid a further disaster if an earthquake hits. powerful storms have swept across the southern u.s. destroying homes and unleashing tornadoes that have killed at least eight people dozens have been injured across states including mississippi and texas nearly ninety thousand people were left without electricity. and the e.u. member states have approved controversial copyright reforms of posed by u.s. tech giants like you tube and google the reforms agreed last month by the european parliament have now passed the final step before they are not inactive they are intended to ensure that artists and news publishers are paid but silicon valley
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argues that they will stifle online creative freedom. finland social democrats are claiming a razor thin victory in parliamentary elections the party leader. could now become the first leftist prime minister in more than twenty years the populist right wing finns came a close second climate change welfare and immigration dominated the approach. to the middle east now and the dire conditions facing palestinian refugees following a policy change from the trump white house back in twenty eighteen the u.s. cut all funding to a united nations relief agency that provides services for palestinian refugees living in sprawling camps in jordan. around two million palestinians live in those camps in jerusha and but and as you know because i ybor he reports the budget cuts have had a severe effect on their lives. twenty seven year old ali implicitly rome's the
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refugee camp or he was born and raised it was once his job to clean the streets here but now the garbage is left and collected he was one of around forty senate ition laborers employed by the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees are up for short to keep the girish camp in jordan clean in twenty eighteen the trump administration announced it would seize all funding to the agency so it has had to let employees go including sanitation laborers like. the un agency was able to raise new funds from some forty other countries but still needed to reduce its hold budget by ninety two million us dollars last year. my financial situation is difficult when my elderly father notes of deals where i can't give it to him anymore. my dream is to go back to working for the war i was self-sufficient. in the campus extremely dirty and in the coming summer months
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it'll only get worse. i have asked us not to reveal his identity his refugee status doesn't allow him to work outside the camp his job was his only source of income to support his family of six. there are now only ten workers left to clean a camp with a population of thirty thousand as a result of the camp is experiencing a garbage crisis. of jordan's ten refugee camps for palestinians this one josh is absolute poorest an estimated fifty two percent of the residents here live under the national poverty line with the recent cuts to an era residents say conditions have reached an all time new low. campus lacking in everything. the santa teresa to ations very bad every day i have to clean this street myself. we knew to a different camp because it is the largest refugee camp for palestinians in jordan with a population of over one hundred thousand many families have been in the camp for
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generations here sanitation is not the only problem residents of houses with makeshift roofs like this one are especially vulnerable in the winter months. mohammed a father of two says he hoped would help with building expenses but they always cited a lack of funding he was forced to go into debt to pay for this metal cover. about how i'm a grown up at five i can handle this. but i was worried for my children all night i would carry them from one room to the other so that the rain would not fall on their heads i had to put buckets all over the house i had no other solution. to the solution he found is by no means sustainable water still gets through the house poses many health hazards and the children are at risk of electrocution from uncovered wires. says that when the summer months hit the roof will make
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temperatures inside the house unbearable he says he feels abandoned with no other option but to hope for a better future. now the final international hit season of the c.v. show of game of thrones has finally arrived the show is a medieval fantasy set among warring family as it has won multiple the awards for broadcaster h.b.o. and earned tens of millions of fans worldwide the plot details of the eighth season of the show have been kept a tight secret but fans to find out who will survive and who will end up on the iron throne. a spring and now do have you scott roxboro who is joining us from our culture desk and bob says got no spoilers here please because some of us like myself have not yet seen it but what can we expect from season number eight. yeah you know i did see the first episode of season number eight last night but no
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spoilers promised. it's great though this this season i mean it's bringing together all the strands if you know game of thrones you know there's a dozens and dozens of plot strands of the last years they're all going to be brought together in this final season and i imagine a bit like a like a chessboard they're sort of setting up all the pieces you've got the good queen danny and the evil queen circassian their armies and then the dead king from the north with his armies of white walkers this is all going to come together and basically an end game of the most epic television series ever made it's going to all unfold the next six weeks and i think i'm not alone in saying i just can't wait now because i mean like you know a lot of people around the world they were trying to watch the show last night the surfers are actually crashing when we've heard reported on this show i mean it's fanbase it's really a global phenomenon isn't it. oh yeah very much so i mean the sort of rough estimates are probably better but one hundred million people are going to watch this final season which is at least double the audience size of the next biggest
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television series worldwide i mean it's interesting because i think nowadays television become so atomized you know we're all watching our own little series or streaming our own little series in our own separate little groups i mean i think game of thrones is the final last great watercooler show the final show that almost everybody watches and everybody sees at the same time and all talks about at the same time that's really unique in this stage season eight as we've mentioned it is the last one why has game of thrones been so successful and what would you say the legacy is. yeah i think game of thrones was unique because it was the first series that really took over the epic storytelling style that we'd only seen before in big blockbuster films because because their budget they spent i mean this season is going to cost ninety million dollars fifteen million dollars per episode completely . unheard of sums they created this epic storytelling that i said we only see before a blockbuster films and that set a new bar and it's going to end with with with game of thrones i mean amazon has
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famously now said they're going to do the lord the rings as a t.v. series and spend almost maybe up to a billion dollars making that steven spielberg is going to make his first t.v. series for apple and even game of thrones itself this season will be the end of this story but they've already announced h.b.o. has already announced they're going to do a prequel series set thousands of years before which will star nobody wants one of the lead roles so while game of thrones this version of game of thrones is coming to an end this era of epic t.v. that they started is going to keep going it's got rock star from d.w. culture thank you. to china next to any german man who has a viral hit each time he posts a video online so how does he do it here's a clue he's been married to his idea in the works. it's working pretty well for have a look. when thomas docks also known as awful stroh's to the streets of shanghai
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he rarely goes unnoticed. we are now. thomas is a celebrity on the chinese internet seven million people follow him on social media when he posts clips about his life as a foreigner in china. this is your shanghai accent is great your real shanghainese . there were really. thomas came to shanghai as a student in two thousand and twelve he fell in love and stayed in his videos he talks and flew in chinese about a broad range of topics food. travel. health he wanted to be. but it all started with a sketch about his sign on german marriage. to meet you not in a. body id hike through all the photos.
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but it could stuff quiet you better get your. thomas and his wife julie write and produce the clips together and they can make a living from them it all started when they came across a video by a chinese internet celebrity yet science gets don't book much she recorded a sketch about coming hung for chinese new year that's when people are us the same questions over and over again when you getting married how much do you when you're going to buy a car when you're going to buy a flat well julie then said to me you should film a clip about marrying into a chinese family as a foreigner. you want to go out. you're going to. want to have you know. more power than life was when i told my parents i'm getting a foreigner my father put his glass down we were having lunch and he said what did
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you say you were i said a foreigner he shouted are you crazy what's wrong with you all these foreigners are playboys. that. his father in law's one of the main characters in our food thomas gets he's even written a book on him but since those easy first month their relationship has improved. it's true i didn't like him at the start he's fat he said he was poor and a student based on talk about it's embarrassing. to continue to joke about what has now turned into a wonderful friendship for his part thomas says he's lucky to have found a chinese family who share his sense of humor one sketch at a time. tiger woods has kept an astonishing career comeback winning the
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us masters his first major golf title in eleven years many doubted if woods would ever be competitive again after personal troubles and for back surgeries the american shot seventy in the final round to finish on thirteen under par and sparked scenes of wild celebration at the augusta national he claimed his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major he is now just three major short of equalling jack nicklaus's record of eighteen could have had. more drama. than what we hope we will have out there and who are not in a war emboldened. just to come back here and to play as well as i did and did all the things all the little things well this week and to do it here this is that so much to me and my family this tournament. to have everyone here it's something i'll never ever for you and it
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wasn't just tiger woods who was overcome by that historic moment former u.s. president barack obama himself an avid golfer was blown away by tiger's performance he writes on twitter congratulations tiger to come back and win the masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellent grit and determination tiger's comeback literally also moving serina williams to tears the tennis star tweeting this is greatness like no other knowing all you have gone through physically to come back and what you do what you did today wow congrats a million times i am so inspired thank you. well meantime in the bonus they got by army units were relieved dusky and kingsley coleman exchanged blows in training before their team's match was just orf in the fight for the title both of byron's boxers were in the starting eleven and they quickly have dusted off on the ropes. after his midweek bath kingsley come on picked up where he left off
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landing the opening blow after just fifteen minutes five. the wingers cross found its way straight into the goal by and ahead one nil. and just before half time come on was at it again this clinical hit from the twenty two year old making it through mail to buy and. unix management were handing out the sweets early parts for dusseldorf and their sporting director the treats were perhaps a little sour and it got worse as certain every made it through a nail after fifty five minutes and were in cruise control only an injury to calf to manuel neuer threatening to spoil the show replacements found all right had little to do up until a controversial penalty for handball. julie converted but it was amy consolation gorecki landed the knockout blow in injury time crusie four one victory
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for the variance. and hoffenheim hopes it had to berlin on sunday had to had several key players missing it showed in the twenty ninth minute nineteen men marry put the home team in front with a stunning strike and hoffenheim continued to dominate managing twenty nine shots compared to harrison's knees with a five second goal came late in the second half as the young rousselle said sealed to now when. the australian rugby union international israel folau have been sacked after his latest homophobic post on social media allowed. has seventy three international cops posted a me among instagram that said the gay people would go to hell unless they repent. rugby australia said the thirty year olds have preached its code of conduct allow who is a fundamentalist christian has forty eight hours to accept or kill his sanction escaped punishment after making similar last. quick
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reminder now the top stories we're following for you here at g.w. german prosecutors have charged a former volkswagen boss marchin which are formed with fraud that is over his role in the cheating of admissions tests for diesel cars winterbourne is now the most senior auto industry executive to be charged in connection with the scandal in germany. coming up next and if you news using traditional materials to construct earthquake proof buildings absent eco india thanks for watching.
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eco india. disaster proof of the future in earthquake prone areas of india. an organisation teaches young artisans how to build clay close houses from traditional materials such as making them both cost effective and
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