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this is news live from berlin france's president my call says notre dame will rise from the ashes we don't reconstruct the cathedral now if you're going to be even more beautiful than the full. and i won't buy gold to be reached within four of you . meanwhile france's cathedrals get set to ring their bells in concert to mark forty eight hours since fire engulfed the paris life. also coming out to vote
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counting gets underway in indonesia's pivotal presidential election almost chilled hundred million voters cast ballots in a contest between a reformer with attaching rights record and an x. general claim to the country's former military regime. and japan's cherry blossoms have become a symbol of spring but what about mexico's jacaranda trees their viper the flowers are a well loved springtime spectacle in the country but it was a japanese immigrant to made them popular in a march to his homeland we'll tell you more about the blossom secret history. i'm so much so much condit's great to have you with us. france's president demand on my call is said 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
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funds for the restoration work mccall has set a target to rebuild the cathedral within five years old at the latest from paris but first this report on how the blaze at the cathedral has left parisian shocked but also hopeful. a moment of unity for the present is coming to terms with the fire at notre dame. they drew 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. seeing the 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 dom the restoration has become a matter of state france's president a man of 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 if you're going to be even more beautiful than i. and i won't buy gold to be reached within five years. that will be no easy task footage from inside the charred building shows debris everywhere however it's bell towers and walls are intact. that's thanks to the hundreds of firefighters who fought the raging blades . at the vigil a spontaneous show of appreciation. a
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moment of optimism and gratitude as friends 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 in there 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 should 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 said yesterday morning already after having looked at the damage to notre dame this
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is could take up to fifteen years so that's a totally different timeframe bought the mood in front says that you have to look forward to 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 secret will also france and l'oreal to child 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 a 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
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far as 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 to conclusions but the firefighters arrived there early six minutes after the alarm was raised about the consider of personnel obviously so the failed instead 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 beams 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 barbara 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 she is so new we can see the cathedral the damage cathedral in the back in the spring sunshine everybody says now we have to rebuild so people are
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looking forward but there was a lot of emotion there was tangible sort of heartbreak about to the damage done to this huge historic reached 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. now polls have closed in landmark elections in indonesia it's the first time that both presidential and parliamentary elections are being held at the same time there but it's a presidential election that's getting the most attention and could define indonesia's future in a nation is a mainly muslim country and religion has been a major factor in the presidential election let's take a look now at how voting what. 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 proposal subiaco 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 entrance of the islamist groups. the impacts of this fashion islamic radicalism in indonesia. that left both candidates vying to burnish their muslim credentials but it was provoked who trumpeted his connections to conservative
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muslim groups. indonesia has seen an upsurge in discriminatory attacks against minorities but these voters are optimistic at this time but in my hopefully indonesia is that it will become a country civilized a country where there is love where there is mutual respect between the religions as well as tolerance. that you can see but we don't really get 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 we 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 of 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
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election is going according to plan so let's look at who is running joke will we don't know does appear likely to win a second term how popular is he still after five years already in office. that's right 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 proposed to be on to high years ago some leader of the candidates is 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 and 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 at that works in his favor so the economy has played
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a big role so as religion you know indonesia the largest muslim community in the world both candidates fighting to win over a conservative muslim boater's 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 being 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 enough 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
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muslim clerics in the nation as his running mate the vice presidential candidate 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 often as proposed to be on tope 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. all right let's catch up now and 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 is 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
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keep president fatah el-sisi in power until twenty thirty the parliament which is dominated by his supporters also back to changes to give the military greater influence now the changes still need to be approved in a referendum for the. supporters of wiki leaks founder julian assange has clashed with riot police in ecuador's capital quito several people were arrested and others were wounded it comes after the country revoked a songes asylum at its london embassy last week is now in prison waiting to be sentenced for breaching bail in britain. and venezuela's broadcasting authority has reinstated uses spanish language channel on its cable network the service was taken off the air on saturday now it follows an appeal by germany's foreign ministry to cook put the channel back on air germany's international broadcaster had been covering the escalation of the crisis in venezuela with
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a special daily show absent. from you're watching the news still to come there mexico's equivalent of japan's cherry blossoms the flowers of the jacaranda tree burst to life every spring but who made them popular in the latin american country you might be surprised to find out. but first in syria paramedics at the whole refugee camps eight 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 michelle though is heading out on a new mission with the head of the kurdish red crescent he's on his way to the whole refugee camp to get
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a first hand 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 vilks 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 they'll cleanse a hand and give some advice but his help is limited with the lack of specialists
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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. 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 of the day man. 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 to have jobs to stay afloat a dollar for instance precious chickpeas for hummus which earns him twenty cents
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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 world cup if not the most moving thing of course was when they brought in a child who had died and their ever more children dying due to the malnutrition caused by their flight before not in the end they'll believes prospects here are precarious not least because of the toxic legacy left behind by ass. now it is the super car from an unlikely home not germany not italy but croatia
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a remotes is turning automated expectations on their head that goes for what's under the hood to the company's flagship models have a monster electric engine and the company's latest offerings will star at this week's new york auto show completing a journey from the balkans to the big apple. it boasts twelve hundred horsepower and can excel or it from zero to one hundred kilometers an hour in a mere two and a half seconds and with the top speed of more than three hundred cam h. the electric hybrid cars parked through ation automaker remounts are among the fastest in the world there assembled by young croatians and marketed by a team headed by marta longin. the main difference between the mads and another manufacturer is that where still quite a small team we're still very quick to react and we. started with the electric
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car trains we didn't shift from one of the phonology to another so from combustion engine show electric but we this is this was our work from the beginning. we are still very much a rematch founded the company ten years ago when he was twenty one pounds back then he was an innovative thinker installing electric engines into all b.m.w. is. today remote so to believe headquartered near zagreb employs nearly five hundred people the engineers develop the cars from scratch with all components created by the company the cars are limited editions after all a remotes can cost up to a million euros the innovations have attracted investors porsche and two chinese companies own stakes in remotes they want to profit from the technical know how of the croatian firm now we're going tradition. still a big one of production we will never go mass market not with the cars not with the
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components but we will go bigger williams so currently we are able to supply hundreds of units of that reads. electric motors systems ri months is an exceptional kind of business in croatia tourism is the main pillar of the economy here economic recovery has been slow compared to other eastern european members many educated young people are emigrating and croatian entrepreneurs have a bad reputation. well the culture sometimes leans toward center premier was being kind of peeves dishonest because of experiences in the transition process in the night is in today's a lot of corruption scoundrels that happened recently during the ninety's. still despite offers to move production abroad remounts is sticking with its location in croatia it's currently planning
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a new factory with production lines for batteries and power trains and its c two hypercar. in football barcelona advanced to the semifinals of the champions league by beating manchester united last night you bent to suffered a shock to one defeat at home to dutch club i.x. the home side struck first with christianity rinaldo putting you had i exposed even less than ten minutes later thanks to dani ben to be the winning goal came from nineteen year old mathias to list that when put i.x. in the semifinals for the first time in more than two decades. men's tennis now at the monte carlo masters marren chelates was knocked out of the competition by argentina. and meanwhile. 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
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players at the net as caused by his his opponent with the ball 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 break some 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. i. now it's fraying in the northern hemisphere and that means trees and flowers are in bloom like the cherry blossoms in japan in mexico jacaranda trees are in bloom right now and a beautiful sight to see and it's all thanks to a japanese gardener who wanted to emulate his home country's a springtime cherry blossom. there's plenty of violet petals lying on the streets
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of mexico city right now but the cleaners here don't seem bothered by the extra workload spring has arrived and everyone's and a good mood. and. 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 that 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. but on the sort of us this color is something fundamental to our culture. and this south american tree is now deeply rooted in that culture. common west that. the residents of the mexican
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capital have become something more than just a beautiful tree. but a little sis for us they are an important symbol in these times i mean heavy debate about migration they show us immigration can be enriching to both peoples lives and cultures and when. the explosion of violent color only lasts a few weeks then street cleaner diego's daily workload will go back to normal. are minor now of our top stories here and have you france's president in modern mccall has pledged to have notre dame cathedral in paris rebuilt within five years on fire there. and voting has ended in indonesia's presidential and parliamentary elections nearly two hundred million voters have cast their ballots in what is expected to be a close race so. still to come here indeed i view china as a condom we grew faster than expected in the first three months of this year
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despite the ongoing trade dispute with the u.s. but some analysts say the worst might not be over yet. gardell first we'll have that story and all of your business headlines coming up in just a few minutes thanks for watching. barriers
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