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oh. this is g.w. news live from burt led lives german justice catching up with volkswagen's former c.e.o. prosecutors charged martin winterkorn for his role in the emission scandal judges say that he and four other managers will face fraud charges for falsifying test results for the company's diesel cars. also coming up sudan's protesters to stay strong under pressure they are resisting attempts by authorities to break up
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demonstrations at the military headquarters while demanding an immediate transition to civilian rule plus squalid conditions for palestinian refugees in jordan deteriorate as cuts to u.n. funding by the trumpet ministration decimate services on the ground. and the return of television's most epic fantasy in syria is the award winning game of thrones his screams for its final scenes and our t.v. critic has the spoiler free lowdown on what to expect from western reps. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program german prosecutors have charged volkswagens former c.e.o. marchin winterkorn with serious fraud that's over his part in the diesel miss and cheating scandal that engulfed volkswagen and others. carmakers winterkorn is the
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first auto company boss to be charged over the scandal in germany. and rob watts is here in the studio with us from davie business to break all of this down for us so what exactly is he accused of so and you mentioned the serious fraud well actually the prosecutors have used the words particularly serious fraud in relation to this case he's charged alongside four others we don't actually know who those four of those are but he's also accused of not only the fraud but of breaking competition rules as you mentioned the first automotive boss to be charged in germany over diesel emissions gondolin that's what this is all about is just remind ourselves of exactly what that was so the diesel emissions gondo was the use of software by the likes of fi w. to make their cars appear to be emitting fuel harmful chemicals during testing than they actually did when they were out on the road and what is thought is that when you sold something like ten million cars between two thousand and seven and twenty
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fifteen that had this cheating software installed what was the vinta korn is accused of is knowing about this sooner than he let on i mean he resigned more or less immediately after the scandal broke and twenty fifteen prosecuted in germany of today said they think he knew about this is early as twenty fourteen but didn't let anyone know and it's not the only legal trouble that is and as it now is not so if we mention he's being charged in germany which is actually also facing charges in america where this has been a very big deal that he's being sued v.w. is also being sued but there is a particular focus on martin been to court and they don't want him to ever be allowed to run another organization that operations in the u.s. ever again but he was unlikely to actually face trial in the u.s. because germany has a habit of not extradite him but has avoided not extraditing its citizens but now he's been charged. in germany itself you may well end up having that thing so walk
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us through now what happens next not only for winter quine but also for v.w. yes for v.w. this is yet more bad press it's the scandal that won't go away they're clearly very keen to draw a line under it cost them billions of euros just last year actually prosecutors in germany find them a billion euros over the scandal but in the u.s. they've also had fines of around twenty billion euro so they're desperate to break free of this is you might expect most inventive cornwell the prosecutor said today that he faces between six months and ten years behind bars if he is convicted of these charges he also faces having any bonuses that he made as a result of the sale was made over those years being withdrawn from him ok so a big day when it comes to accountability for the admissions cheating scandal first time that we've seen a top boss like this charged with in germany rob watts breaking it down for us
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thanks so much. well now sudanese protest leaders say that they have blocked an attempt by the army to break up sit ins outside of its headquarters more demonstrators are arriving to join the thousands calling on the country's military to hand over power to the civilian administration mass anti-government protests helped push longtime president omar al bashir out of power last week but sudanese the sudanese are keeping up pressure on the military council that replace him. to treat tends to break up a protest that lasted for days but despite army efforts to remove them this group is standing firm. we will stop until we finish all will recall most lives. they are some of the sounds in saddam's capital khartoum demanding power for the
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people it follows the military's decision last week to overthrow the country's unpopular leader of thirty years omar al bashir although it's what the masses wanted they're angry that the army has taken power for itself the new government a real civil government a content. people with qualifications no don't need military people better people not only protect our country protect our new government we are here to remove the entire system a system that does not does not give service equality to the people 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
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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 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. fredo. and . whether that vision one last depends on what the military decides to do
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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 sense that are they really united here and what do they want where do you see things going from here so much of the puts and. are united on the declaration of freedom of jane this is declaration that made by political parties to these professional association which are they are indeed and this is movements of the last forces so they demand is in the military gene is used in pro who do you. like to at the transition that's run by civilians and this is a demonstrably filled until now and people just on the street until disfiguration of freedom of change come to reality and receive them there they're basically there now in defiance and we're getting these reports actually that the sudanese armed
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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 their new new government so the need to move to space and to move military has water that will be given to them at the store today and in the morning at nine o'clock there is our forces from there on the surrounded this base and then i started to go shoot at this three bush it was a protest and the negotiators from either the vice president of the military council the protesters a peaceful protest rejected this negotiation so. injective to leave the space until the deterioration of freedom of change be fulfilled and superior to them so they are not can you can see why isn't this really 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
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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 there's all time mistrust like l. of this is military council now having a lot of faces from the old regime the spoke or person of the military the military military council is actually the same person was standing behind bashir in one thousand eight hundred nine when he made this military coup and most of them is facing for this are present in 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 soon i think all of this political parties you can open they're talking about and also the military when they decide whose job was it like today there were also negotiating with the opposition and then they brought the n.c.b. deny he was a former political party to this negotiation in this because with the good of these political parties so i think there's a lot of mistrust there's a lot of the old regime all see running behind this military military plan to be
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again the poll to get more to do is to stop it there would because the status of the old military government that historical events are done for the last sixty is 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 a sudanese activists and an artist in case you're in berlin we appreciate it thank you. now united nations officials have warned that a fresh disaster is looming a month after a cycle struck southeastern africa hundreds of thousands of people are still facing hunger and disease and the un's children fund says that more aid is needed in mozambique malawi and zimbabwe nearly one thousand people died because of the cycle own and within two million were affected many of them in the harbor city of beirut in mozambique. houses destroyed and self are slowly being rebuilt but the u.n. is struggling to reach areas around mozambique second biggest city that are still
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water logged. rescue teams are using amphibious vehicles as well as boats and helicopters. however many people haven't received any help whatsoever since like lone hit four weeks ago it's very hard work out there and it's painstaking and we just have to keep at it and again maybe the headlines are over in terms of like the big cycle and that it but the work and the gravity of the situation remains very much a reality today. the united nations world food program has managed to deliver tons of food and other aid to accessible areas hundreds of thousands of people have received help. today i'm getting paid for the first time myself until now i have gotten by with most my daughter and grandchildren received after their houses were destroyed. around half a million small holders and their families lost their livelihoods in the storm
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harvests and a large part of their seed stocks for next year have been destroyed eighty percent of the people in this region are relying on these crops or fish which has been basically wiped out the people in the affected areas will have to rely on aid supplies for months to come. and get a quick check now some other stories making news around the world powerful storms have swept across southern the u.s. destroying homes and unleashing tornadoes that have killed at least eight people dozens have been injured in mississippi and texas further north nearly ninety thousand people across the mid atlantic region were left without electricity. in japan the fukushima nuclear power plants operator has begun removing fuel rods from a cooling pool it's a milestone in the slow process. just to decommission the plant which suffered a meltdown after a tsunami in two thousand and eleven removing the rods is crucial to avoid
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a further disaster if another earthquake heads. we're heading now to the middle east and the dire conditions facing palestinian refugees following a policy change in the child white house last year the u.s. cut all funding to a united nations relief agency that provides services for about two million palestinian refugees who live in sprawling camps in jordan among those camps. and. now as i have reports the budget cuts have had a severe impact on the refugees lives. up to twenty seven year old ali amos lee roams the refugee camp or he was born and raised it was once his job to clean the streets here but now the garbage is left on collected she was one of around forty senate 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
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the agency so it has had to let employees go including sanitation laborers like og . 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 u.s. dollars last year. my financial situation is difficult when my elderly father notes and deals work i can't give it to him anymore. my dream is to go back to working for a new one i was self-sufficient. in the campus extremely dirty and in the coming summer months it'll only get worse. really has asked us not to reveal his identity his refugee status doesn't allow him to work outside the camp this 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 the camp is experiencing
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a garbage crisis. of jordan's ten refugee camps for palestinians this one is the 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 senator has situations very bad shit every day i have to clean the street myself. we moved to a different camp and because it is the largest refugee camp or palestinians in jordan with a population of over one hundred thousand many families have been in the camp for generations here sanitation is not the only problem residents of houses with makeshift roofs like this one are especially vulnerable in the winter months. 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
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how i'm a grown up at five and 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. hamet says that when the summer months hit the roof will make temperatures inside the house unbearable he says he feels abandoned with no other option but to hope for a better future. one of the long awaited final of the international hit t.v. series game of thrones has finally arrived the show is a medieval fantasy set among warring families of course and it has won multiple awards for the broadcaster h.b.o.
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and earned them tens of millions of fans worldwide the plot details of the eighth season of the show have been kept a tight secret but the fans are hoping to find out who will survive and who will of course and up on that iron throne. the coming. of spring and now do you have you scott roxboro who is joining us from our culture desk and bob says scott 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 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
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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 in a basically an endgame of the most epic television series ever made it's going to all of unfold the next six weeks and i think i'm not alone 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 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 and 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
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same time that's really unique in this day and age 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've only seen before at blockbuster films and that set a new bar and it's going to end with with with game of thrones i mean amazon has 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
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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 scott rock star from v.w. culture thank you. tiger woods has kept an astonishing career comeback winning the 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 surgery is the american shot seventy in the final round to finish thirteen under par and spark scenes of wild celebration at the augusta national the contest green jacket and his fifteenth major he is now just three major short of equalling jackman says record. could have had. more drama. than what we hope we will have out there and.
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nine a warm bolding. this stuff is already. just to come back here and play as well as i did all the things all the little things well this week. and the do it here this is that so much to me about this tournament. to have everyone here it's something i'll never ever forget congrats to have one now on a more somber note today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the hillsborough stadium disaster in brighton ninety six liverpool football fans died in a crash at a major football game back in one thousand nine hundred nine banners with images of those killed have been displayed outside of liverpool st george's hall the commemorations come just two beaks after a jury failed to reach a verdict on the trial of a police match commander here is a look back now at the tragedy. hillsborough is the worst stadium disaster in
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british history ninety six of the full football fans lost their lives falling across the shift of venue in one thousand nine hundred nine. in the wake of the tragedy as an entire city grieved authorities try to falsely blame supporters for overcrowding in the standing terrorists a front page story in the sun newspaper compounded the myth victims' families have been fighting for justice ever since. kenny darvish a told about that fateful day they were all for the groaner and so what are the core of our callers on the northbrook on the floor we want moments like you know we all really went through a football match on through what we were struck by for them but in their minds no one ever got to. with twenty four hours worth of. the scripts were in fact police had opened a gate to try to relieve overcrowding outside but
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a crush then ensued inside an initial inquest said the deaths were accidental meaning criminal charges could not be brought but the families did not give up and kept pushing for a new inquest an independent panel was set up to review the evidence in two thousand and twelve it found police had tampered with witness statements a new inquest in two thousand and sixteen ruled the deaths to be unlawful and police match commander david duncan field seen here in blue was charged with manslaughter a jury failed to reach a verdict and prosecutors are now seeking a retrial. liverpool's club song you'll never walk alone has never seen more apt the fans stick together for thirty years and their fight for what they believe is justice will go on. and the author of that report did a sports correspondent mark meadows joins us now from liverpool where the commemorations are taking place for mark what has the day been like there in
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liverpool. it's a very somber mood obviously you might be able to see behind me the family which has never forgotten the faces of the ninety six victims on the ground and you might also just be able to see on the steps there ninety six the lanterns which been lit in memory of the dead there's also some reason behind me they were late early in the city ceremony with the mayor of the local little city hall is ringing the bells ninety six times and there was a minute's silence the exact moment that the match stopped thirty years ago so there's lots of events happening around a little today although it's slightly more low key than it was the families because that may well be legal proceedings only going in the future of the families felt they knew should make this did you son of a street quite as big a commemoration as it might be and the fans i mean what is the mood among them today now thirty years on we have to say. what. exactly it's
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a long time and most fans most victims want closure you know but obviously there are legal proceedings still happening then they can't quite get closure either way what kind of does help is that of a suitable football club are doing very well at the moment they're going for the premier league title this side is back at the top of english football pretty much for the first time since thirty years ago when little with the top team in england so there's hope but also and sadness thirty years is such a long time and yet still they need the city do not believe that justice has been. and what is the latest situation with those legal proceedings. well as we've heard in the report there was a criminal trial of the police match commander david duncan feel but the jury couldn't find of the things the judge gave them the option of a majority verdict would still be sent to war knowing attention to our eleven to
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one but they said they just could not talk about it so now prosecutors are looking into. that they can have a beach trial which the families are a bit split about obviously they have to go through all those hiring details again if there was to been of a trial but as i say they do want some sort of closure they don't feel the defense will say well now you're right get a fair trial now but we've already had a long criminal trial and we also had a long inquest which ruled that the deaths will marquez so in a few months we should find out whether we are going to have a mob making marc. klaas
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