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this is deja vu news live from berlin france's president. will rise from the ashes we don't reconstruct the cathedral of north you want him to be even more beautifully done before. and i won't buy gold to be reached within five years. that's his friends his cathedrals get set to bring their bowels in concert tomorrow forty eight hours since fire engulfed the paris. also coming up vote counting gets
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underway in indonesia's pivotal presidential election almost two hundred million voters cast ballots in a contest between a reform with apache rights record and an ex general linked to the country's former military machine. as your band's cherry blossoms have become a symbol of spring but what about mexico's jacaranda trees their vibrant flowers are a well loved springtime spectacle in the country but it was a japanese immigrant who made them popular there and in the marsh to his homeland tell you more about the blossom secret history. i'm sumi so much got to thank you for joining us france's president tomorrow on my call is set to lead cabinet meetings today on how to deal with the aftermath of the fire at notre dame cathedral in paris. the meetings will focus on raising funds for
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the restoration work mccall has set a target to rebuild the cathedral within five years we'll get the latest from paris but first this report on how the blaze at the cathedral has left parishioners shocked but also hopeful. a moment of unity for the present is coming to terms with the fire at notre dame. they joined together to sing and pray during a candle a vigil close to the cathedral. for many it provided an opportunity to reflect and hope that notre dame will one day be restored. spontaneous gatherings tonight has led to small moments of prayer but also a lot of hope we can at last say that this fire which seemed so insurmountable and caused great damage to the cathedral still left the most important parts preserved
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and it remains a place of prayer. thoughts are now turning in earnest towards reconstructing notre dame. the restoration has become a matter of state france's president a man in mcallen says the cathedral will be restored to its former glory. we are a people of builders and we have so much to rebuild so yes we don't reconstruct the cathedral now if you're going to be even more beautiful than before. and i want that goal to be reached within five years. that will be no easy task footage from inside the charred building shows debris everywhere however its belt towers and walls are intact. that stakes to the hundreds of firefighters who fought the raging blaze at the vigil a spontaneous show of gratitude for the paris fire brigade. a
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moment of optimism and gratitude as france pieces the damage done to a beloved landmark. vessel is covering the story for us from paris hi barbara we heard a man on my call and they're saying it's going to be five years within five years to rebuild this cathedral that is a pretty ambitious target what has been the reaction to the president's words. it is hugely ambitious of course but that's among real mccrum for you the french president he always tries to reaches to the stars but if you look today for instance at the figo the big of french newspaper it says not sure will be reborn so it really echoes what public sentiment is people really want this reborn this they want this rebuilt the stretch and they want to see it as quickly as possible not dragging on for decades because the problem is that one of the experts said yes he said yesterday morning already after having looked at the damage to nurture dam
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this is could take up to fifteen years so that's a totally different timeframe botch the mood in fronts is that you have to look forward you sort of have to grab this and run with it and sort of really push hard in order to get reconstruction underway however what france is lacking is not the money the money comes pouring in particularly from the family corporations the secretive else of france and l'oreal too tall and others but it is the expertise they will have to draft in craftsmen and arches and from all over europe in order to get the rebuilding work done there because they have neglected their national heritage for so long they simply don't have the people to do the restoration project like that barbara looking back at what actually happened on monday night there's been more details now trickling in about the moments after the fire was detected tell us more about that. yeah it seems that the investigation so far as
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the reconstruction of what happened that fateful evening monday night is no more complete and we see that it's not the firefighters who we're to blame for a belated reaction which is something that seems to have been one of the first conclusions the firefighters arrived early six minutes after the alarm was raised about the considerable personnel obviously so the failed and sort of making earlier calls and describing what was happening and that is because they didn't understand it to fire alarms went off shortly after six o'clock on monday evening and the first one nobody knew where it was burning because the road was evacuated and only twenty minutes later some heavy resistance living on the waterfront here called the fire service and said now there's a fire under the roof and not for a dam and inside the church they hadn't been able to localize it and they didn't understand the seriousness of it and then the horrible thing happened the fire
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caught in those centuries old beings going back to the thirteenth century this huge roof and it just burnt like crazy just tinder dry and that was the flames we could see for four hours and that was really what was in danger in this by evil of the kids see drew and firefighters were heroic some went up into the bell towers and sort of fought the fire from there and that was dangerous so they really risked their lives and it's become no clearer what the problems was but the problem was there was no real emergency plan for an event like this i mean just very briefly if you can if you look at the vigils and the way that paris has reacted it looks like france is just starting to come to terms with what happened. they do people really everybody yesterday was talking about the heartbreak and people passing the bridge in the sun louise we can see the cathedral of the damaged cathedral in the back in the spring sunshine everybody says now we have to rebuild so people are looking
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forward but there was a lot of emotion there was can jubal sort of heartbreak about the if the the damage done to this huge historic hugely important historic a monument that is so klar close to the heart everybody in paris and in france all right barbara vessel for us in paris thank you very much. let's take a look now at some other stories making news around the world u.s. president donald trump has vetoed a bill passed by congress to end the country support for the saudi led war in yemen it is only the second time that trump has used his presidential veto the president described congress's resolution as a quote dangerous attempt to weaken his constitutional powers egypt's parliament has approved amendments to the country's constitution that could keep president sisi in power until twenty thirty the parliament which is dominated by his supporters also backed changes to give the military greater influence the changes
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still need to be approved in a referendum on the supporters of wiki leaks founder julian assange have clashed with riot police in ecuador's capital quito several people were arrested and others were wounded it comes after the country revoked songes asylum at its london embassy last week as i'm just now in prison waiting to be sentenced for breaching bail and . polls have closed in landmark elections in indonesia it's the first time both presidential and parliamentary elections are being held at the same time there but it's the presidential election that's getting the most attention and could define indonesia's future indonesia is a mainly muslim country and religion has been a major factor in the election let's take a look now at how voting went. the scale of the elections is vast. one hundred ninety million potential voters living on over eight thousand populated islands stretched across three time zones with hundreds of different
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ethnic groups and languages. thousands of legislative seats are up for grabs in this election but the main focus is on these two current president djoko we doto and his challenger proposals will be untold who holds close ties to popular islamist movements indonesia has a reputation for being a pluralistic society but the rise of political islam loomed over the election campaigns. especially in the by say five or so years it has become. again isn't it political issues because the evidence of the islamist groups. the impacts of its fashion islamic radicalism and internet. that left both candidates vying to burnish their muslim credentials but it was provoked who trumpeted his connections to conservative muslim groups.
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indonesia has seen an upsurge in discriminatory attacks against minorities but these voters are optimistic about the science of a new yaf my hope for indonesia is that it will become a country resisted and ised a country where there is love when i was mutual respect between the religions as well as tolerance that my. son and see what we're going to break that whoever wins we have to remain united we shouldn't victor as long as it's fair and honest if djoko wins then we'll support him and if the proposal wins will support him to what's important is that we don't fight then to find in. indonesia has been praised as the poster child of democracy in a region where authoritarian governments are the norm but the. outcome of this election could have the power to move the country in a different direction. and our correspondent claire richardson is standing by for
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us outside a polling station in the capital jakarta hi clare good to see you so you've been covering this massive election for us almost two hundred million people going to the polls how did the vote go. that's right sumi the scale of this has been really staggering i'm here in jakarta in front of just a one of more than eight hundred thousand polling stations and it's been a mood of celebration or earlier today while the vote was taking place and also since the ballot boxes have closed we heard the poll workers here cheering after the polls had closed and there are lots of people have come out on their day off which they've been given to common exercising their rights in this democracy now there had been some rumors going around the voters told me that there could be the potential for some kind of chaos or security problems those have obviously and not played out and instead it is really a mood of celebration where we've had live music and people really proud that this election is going according to plan so let's look at who is running joke will we
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don't know does appear likely to win a second term how popular is he still after five years already in office. doesn't the president joko widodo has had a strong lead in all of the reliable polls leading up until today he ran against his own only challenger provosts to be on to high years ago so neither of the candidates he's new to voters most of the people that i did speak to here at this specific polling station said that they would be quite happy to give jacoby as he has also known another five years to continue his plans on the face of it this election has been very much about the economy although it we have not seen the seven percent growth that jacoby promised in his last election campaign there has been a reduction in the rate of poverty he's very popular particularly in rural indonesia and overall the economy is strong so that will be a factor that works in his favor so the economy has played a big role so as religion you know indonesia has the largest muslim community in
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the world both candidates fighting to win over a conservative muslim boaters a what does that mean for the country. religion based identity politics really have overshadowed this entire campaign now in tunisia is a country where almost ninety percent of the people are muslim but there are minority religions who are protected by the country's constitution and the question here has been how much have islamist groups been able to curry favor with both of the candidates and make their way into mainstream politics to make it an issue that voters care about and we have seen this be a very bitterly entrenched issue throughout the campaign playing out on social media between voters throwing accusations both ways we've heard for example presidential code being accused of not being muslim and not in part to try and shore up his credentials as a religious man against those accusations he's taken on one of the most powerful muslim clerics in the nation as his running mate the vice presidential candidate
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matter of i mean who has said in the past that he would like to impose sharia law throughout the country now of course he is not as popular as his or her office as the proposed to be ontario who is much more in the good graces of conservative muslim leaders but either way whoever wins these groups have found inroads into politics in indonesia all right claire richardson for us there in jakarta thank you . in syria paramedics at the whole refugee camp say children are dying because they're not getting enough medical care the kurdish red crescent says its workers are simply overwhelmed tens of thousands have arrived at the camp in the north east of the country in recent weeks they fled the fighting in the town of bugaboos the last stronghold of the so-called islamic state among them are thousands of children who urgently need medical treatment. is heading out on a new mission with the head of the kurdish red crescent he's on his way to the
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whole refugee camp to get a firsthand look the german emergency medic has been to north eastern syria many times despite the challenging conditions. it was on the problem a camp is over its maximum capacity it was set up for far fewer people there more than seventy thousand there now providing medical and general care is a massive challenge. from coming they drive south on the muddy road. their goal is the mobile clinic of the kurdish red crescent situated behind this fence in the enormous refugee camp during the kurdish offensive against so-called islamic state built treated the wounded and saw much suffering and death but dramatic scenes are unfolding here as well seven hundred cap residents visit the clinic each day most are malnourished children there are only fourteen doctors working here will cleanse the hand and give some advice but his help is limited
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with the lack of specialists equipment and medicine. materials aren't the only challenge personnel is too and then there logistical challenges it's a battle that's constantly verging on disaster disasters. many mothers are angry they came here hoping for quick help but are often left short well i'm off there's hardly any medicine here we haven't been given any. the situation is very tough particularly with this rain for my children they're always sick let me add that they meant. no one planned for such a large number of refugees seventy five thousand fled the fighting in which had been the last i a stronghold here it's a sad existence with no prospects food supplies are tight and those without money struggle to survive children do odd jobs to stay afloat abdullah for instance
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creches chickpeas for hummus which earns him twenty cents per kilo that means that i need the money to buy bread and groceries with it from my family. and many here still cling to the so-called islamic state and the idea of their caliphate despite the terror and the thousands who died. vilks says he always helps anyone in medical need with no questions asked but he can't always help this child died from malnourishment just one of two hundred twenty five who have died this year alone among the most moving thing of course was when they brought in a child who had died and there are ever more children dying due to the malnutrition caused by their flight if not before much in the end they'll believes prospects here are precarious not least because of the toxic legacy left behind by ass.
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you're watching news there mexico's equivalent of japan's cherry blossoms the flowers of the jacaranda tree burst to life every spring but the popular in the latin american country you might be surprised to find out. but first to south korea where a traditional method for counting one's age is showing its age in the twenty first century south koreans have grown used to counting age from the day a child is born and adding a year on the first of january irrespective of the actual birth date so a newborn is one then turns to the following new year for example but it's a method that is increasingly causing confusion. human soul and celebrating one hundred days since have passed but here in south korea she's already two years old she was born when she was born on new year's eve few hours later she was another a year. when i let my friends know that our daughter
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was born on december thirty first. some of my playful friends joked about my baby becoming two years old only hours after her birth. because being in that situation i didn't know whether to laugh or cry. while south koreans are accustomed to this unusual method of age calculation many critics say the tradition is out of date lawmaker one jew hong started a campaign to abolish it. there are a number of ways of counting age in our country. people find it so confusing. there are at least four different ways of counting aging. south korea is the only country in the world that doesn't like this. there are a few insults mother says this system puts her daughter at
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a disadvantage. she cannot flip other babies who were born earlier in the same year when she starts going to a daycare center there will be a vast difference between our child and the others in terms of physical and intellectual gross then yet her has out. actually concerns that little human so is blissfully unaware of at least for now. ok football now barcelona advance of the semifinals of the champions league by beating manchester united last night and event to suffered a shock to one defeat at home to dutch club i x. the home side struck first with christian or naldo putting had i explode even less than ten minutes later thanks to dani then to be the winning goal came from nineteen year old mathias to lift that win puts i semifinals for the first time in more than two decades. let's talk champions league with chris harrington from sports across why is everyone so excited about i-x.
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beating you ventus new faces you know new faces to me their new faces finally reaching the semifinals of this competition it's been abolished you mention i.x. has reached there and this team is very special because for one very tactically sound ok very versatile on defense in the most impressive thing is there dragon slayers you know they got rid of reality where the defending champions of this competition and then to be given to us at home was very impressive specifically because they scinto a very familiar face of this competition in their victory crescendo and all of a crescendo and although as we see here your screen he's been in the competition since two thousand and nine in the elite stage i mean the final four semifinals is what i'm referring to even has brought him over paid over one hundred million because they felt like he would actually get that team a victory unfortunately he's going home not a good night for chris i don't know but it was for the other great player in the world you know messi yeah that's right because in the other quarter final barcelona beat manchester united he had
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a great night what does that mean for the man you coach nolan going to so shire will so sorry you know he had this glorious moment about twenty years ago at camp new you know where he actually scored the game winning goal in the champions league final unfortunately that mojo did not really get to the players on the pitch because they were dominated you know from the jump in this particular fixture messi was unbelievable in manchester you know. it worked in a hole but messy basically he's small in stature but he made everyone look small his first goal was amazing his second goal you know day of the goalkeeper for man you had a in my opinion a lord scariest moment conceded a goal that didn't look so nice you know but barcelona you know i think full steam ahead in this particular competition even the coach. has picked barcelona to walk away victorious. is for manchester united i mean they have to focus on their domestic competition the premier league and hopefully get into that top force they can make it back next year and just very quickly there's more champions league
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tonight could be another big night for another manchester club right manchester city right now the world from what they're spread in that they're playing for four different titles they're up against tottenham they are at home always helps they have home field advantage tottenham though they are let lacking some personnel harry cave specifically will not be in the lineup so we have to see how pep and the boys do it man city all right chris arrington from four thank you so much ok now to men's tennis at the monte carlo masters myron chillis was knocked out of the competition by argentina's tito peja and meanwhile the world number one novak djokovic had his own struggles against germany's philip and what was their second head to head this year. the red clad novak djokovic claimed the first set among the highlights a delicately sliced backhand too delicate for his opponent to reach but philipp kohlschreiber hit back in the second set one thrilling rally ended with both players at the net as caused by his his opponent with the ball
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i he had only beaten joke of its twice in ten attempts but his most recent victory against him came in march of this year the german continued to breaks of eventually claiming the second set much to the frustration of talk of riches reckitt took a beating. with the anger taken care of a close third set was won by joker bitch securing him passage into the monte carlo masters last sixteen. now it is spring in the northern hemisphere that means trees and flowers are in bloom like the cherry blossoms in japan in mexico dec aranda trees are in bloom right now and it is a beautiful sight to see it's all thanks to a japanese gardener who wanted to emulate his home countries it's springtime cherry blossom. there is plenty of violet petals lying on the streets of mexico city right now but the cleaners here don't seem bothered by the extra workload spring has
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arrived and everyone's and a good mood. and the way back away everyone thinks the jacaranda trees are so beautiful when the wind blows the flowers from the trees people love to take far as hers. pockets of violence have been blooming across the city since mid march. jacaranda trees are not native to mexico have only been here since the nineteenth thirties a japanese gotten a name to tell to go to matsumoto brought the tree from brazil after trying and failing to cultivate the japanese cherry tree since then the violence has only added to the country's colorful landscape. that color is something fundamental to our culture. and this south american tree is now deeply rooted in that culture. come on west. for residents of the mexican capital that become something more than just a beautiful tree. but i know. for us they are an important symbol
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in these times i mean heavy debate about migration they show us immigration can be enriching to both peoples lives and cultures. the explosion of followed color only lasts a few weeks then street cleaner diego's daily workload will go back to normal. by coming up on good buy fish and chips have an in-depth look at what breaks it means for one of britain's most famous dishes that's in just a few minutes away. will
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breck's it mean britons have to do without their fish and chips. the traditional english dish could fall victim to criticize it said from the e.u. yet british fishermen don't see it that way they tend to favor bracks and even though the consequences could be just an asterisk on good fish and chips.
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