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this is d w news live from berlin and pollsters give indonesia's president a wide lead in his bid for reelection djoko we don't oh look set to win the vote in the world's largest democracy and almost two hundred million voters cast ballots in the contest between him and x. gen but what would his victory mean for the country we will go to jakarta also
coming up. i don't reconstruct the cathedral is not going to be even more beautiful than the whole. and i won't be going to be reached within five years that. france is a manual mccrone promises notre dame will rise from the ashes today he meets ministers to plan its restoration and novak djokovic is into clay court season at the monte carlo masters but it doesn't all go according to plans for the world number one on his debut on the surface this year. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program exit polls in indonesia's elections are pointing toward a significant victory for the country's current president djoko would otoh he's predicted to win roughly fifty five percent of the vote against his main rival candidate and former general provost to be on top the result could be pivotal for
the country's future as well for its reputation as a tolerant of muslim country the contest has brought the country's huge voting public out in force. the scale of these elections is vost one hundred ninety million potential voters scattered over eight thousand violence across three time zones and spanning hundreds of different ethnic groups and languages. thousands of seats are up for grabs but the focus is on the two main contenders current president. and his challenger. voters seem keen above all twin brace the democratic process.
that he had of fifty years ago we don't have the right to appoint anybody we just received whatever said by the dutch government here so now this is the band got to be. applied how rights for. number one yeah i think it's obvious we want him to complete his job my health for. our country. we also have a better. hoping to be a better. many indonesians are proud of their reputation for being a pluralistic society but rising radical islam also played a significant role. five years has. become an issue because the evidence of the groups.
both candidates pushed was slim credentials and there has been an upsurge in attacks on minorities. indonesia has often praised as a model of democracy in a region where governments so that the outcome of this election could move the country in a different direction. or claire richardson is in the capital jakarta she joins us now so claire we've heard the president he looks set to win the second term what does it mean for indonesia. this election was in many ways a referendum on job performance over the past five years as president and another term as he is also known would mean that he is able to carry out more of the policies that he meant to put into place in terms of things like the economy
a lot of the voters who i spoke to here said that they wanted to give him that extra five years to continue some of his programs particularly in building up infrastructure and roads he is also encouraged foreign investment so those are the sorts of things that we're likely to see more of it down the line now some of the people who i spoke to here also weren't major fans they were kind of choosing between what they saw as the lesser of two bad options or the better of two bad options i should say about either way we are going to see him back in government you know at the forefront of indonesia for the next five years and religion also really a hot topic we have to mention in this election because indonesia we know that they have the largest muslim community in the world winning over those concerns. but of muslim voters was a part of both of the campaigns of both of the candidates. how do you see this outcome claire what does it mean for those conservative especially religious groups there. well that's right if this election was about economy on the face
of things something that was playing out largely behind the scenes especially in kind of the informal discourse taking place on social media was that this religion of base identity politics that has come to define this last election and now it becomes certain it is that some of the more conservative muslim groups in indonesia have really got a hold of the years of the two major candidates joko widodo was criticized for not being a muslim and not by his opponent in this race and he has brought on as it as his vice presidential candidate one of the nation's top muslim clerics in response to that but no matter what the outcome was going to be of this election and it became a very clear that he's a voice is a. friend what used to be previously more fringe movements have found a place in the mainstream discourse of indonesian politics clear just briefly when can we count on the final result. well final results will be coming in in a few weeks time in may at which point we will have more information on the results
from other levels of government that people were voting on here today as well. claire richardson joining us with the latest from jakarta thank you. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world sudan's opposition president omar al bashir has been moved to prison according to his family relatives say the share was previously being held inside the presidential compound in the capital khartoum but sure was ousted by the army last week uganda says that it may be willing to offer him asylum. u.s. president donald trump has vetoed a bill passed by congress to end the country's support for the saudi led war in yemen it is only the second time the trump has used his presidential veto the president described congress's resolution as quote dangerous as an attempt to weaken his constitutional powers and egypt's parliament has approved amendments to the country's constitution that could keep president of the us sisi in power until two thousand and thirty the parliament which is dominated by his supporters also
backed changes to give the military greater influence the changes still need to be approved in a referendum on. the first red cross humanitarian aid convoys have arrived in venezuela it's part of a deal made between the socialist government of president nicolas maduro and the red cross after may do it over the length of last week and allowed medical supplies to be brought in earlier he had rejected aid shipments into the country. france's president emanuel is meeting with ministers to discuss how to deal with the aftermath of the fire at paris's notre dame cathedral has said that he wants to rebuild the cathedral within five years and today's cabinet meeting will focus on how to raise the funds for such an ambitious plan we'll hear more from paris in just a moment but first this report on how the blaze that dr dom has affected people in paris. 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. to 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 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 among them a call and 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 bell towers and walls are intact that's thanks to the hundreds of firefighters who fought the raging blaze. at the vigil a spontaneous show of appreciation. a moment of optimism and gratitude as france faces the damage done to a beloved landmark. let's bring in correspondent lisa lewis who is standing by with the latest from paris lisa we understand that the prime minister has just given a press briefing tell us
a little bit more about what he said. absolutely just spake after a cabinet meeting that was specifically dedicated to the not fire and he said that the government would organize an international architecture competition to rebuild the spire that was destroyed in the fire few days ago they will also create a tax deduction for donations of up to seventy five percent and set up a special committee that will be overseeing the effort to make sure that every year or as they say that is donated will really go into the reconstruction of not. he said talk with us a little bit more about the mood now in the city and in the country just generally speaking because i mean we did see discontent for example with the yellow vest movement now we have this incident at the notre dame cathedral has this brought france together at all. while you know the the french they just love
to disagree but this is the one thing or one of the few things at least they seem to be agreeing on everybody standing together they feel this pain they feel that they get in the heart of their cultural heritage and everybody is just saying we want this to shine again we want not to be reconstructed many people came here over the last few days to pay their tribute to make sure to see to look at not for them with their own eye to make sure that it's still standing and they hope that it will be reconstructed very soon how about the investigation into what happened do we know any more there while an investigation was indeed opened by the press prosecutor's office fifty investigators are working on the case for now they seem to be privileging the hypothetical hypothesis of an accident really but we don't really know what happened just yet and might take another few weeks until we hear more about that lisa lewis with the view from paris thank you lisa.
well let's get more now on that restoration effort of the cathedral we're joined by alkan algal she is a professor of architectural history and conservation at the technical university of munich thank you so much for joining us this afternoon and i'd like to begin by asking you we've heard about mark target of five years in order to rebuild notre dame how do you see that is it realistic well the french are great build us well the collective effort and the support of all the might prove me wrong but this seems a very tight schedule indeed they might manage to reconstruct the outer shell the walls the windows the roofing maybe parts of the tower but if you consider the craftsmanship and the mastership of the stone masonry of the bridge it tear it which fell down it seems quite unconceived talk with us a little bit more if you could just elaborate what do you see as the biggest
challenges when it comes to restoring this cathedral. well in first place you need to secure and safe guard which which isn't an expertise task so you need to find old where the damages actually are there are this a bit damages of course the surfaces have been damaged the but there are internal damages as well when the cold water hit the heated stone surface then there was a term of stress and this caused sometimes big cracks and sometimes just headline damages which might cause follow own damages then in the couple of years so you have to detect them and you have to consolidate the walls and the stone and you have to. equal out the disorder which have been caused by the collapse of the tower and by the collapse of the vaulting so you have to regain the stability of the building in the first place and then you have to find out which
way in which way you want to rebuild it. in terms of the historical importance of notre don can you give us a sense of how big of a loss this is i mean is it really as bad as it looks and what are your prospects for the restoration well indeed it is it is as bad as it looks given the importance of the building for france the heart fronts the importance for the world. because of one of the earliest. edifices in the gothic style then the damage is a really bad. it has a long chain of history and every part of it is as important say the medieval times i as important as the nineteenth century ponds and all of them have to be analyzed have to be found out how damaged they are and then have to be reconstructed. professor of architectural history in munich thank you so much for your insight.
you're watching news still to come on the program a bad night for christian or we're not there when the champions league the young cub starts european football to dump out the old guard from italy. but first our next story now is taking us to uganda and the curious tale of an island inhabited only by men and snakes about a thousand deadly cobras inhabit the island seen as spirits rather than poisonous reptiles by the fishermen who live there with on the island since about five kilometers off the shore of lake victoria women are allowed on to the island for short visits only but they can't stay overnight now our correspondent sent us this report from the island of snakes. victoria. home to over one hundred fifty thousand bugs which give the island
a rather particular sound. down below them on the ground a much quieter beasts. over one thousand island in a unique example of coexistence with man. do not be any snakes these are spirits of the island attached to our culture. over one hundred fishermen live on the island. and the man will cut he's the most experienced. yes lived here for more than thirty five yards. and old man of the sea he has retired from commercial fishing. in one to seven year old is the crust odeon of long haired customs which for beat killing the snakes. reza believed to be the spirits of the south korean island. i don't really say he
has never seen a cobra attack in no one except once when he was attacked himself. in a war. i must have angered the snake when i carried it out of the house so that i could sleep but it crawled back in but picked it up again and threw it out and then went to bed early i would notice donna surely it crawled back in. but this time i picked it up and it turned its head and bit me. in the snake shouldn't be harassed even if it means sharing a bed with some of. the trees and the snakes move freely in and out of the routine now seems. to have removed the old idea. of the fishermen of no reason to panic and some even think it's a blessing from the spirits. if it comes into your house that's
a spiritual visit. just tell the snake you have no problem and it will not cause you any trouble. is the name of the island. its traditions are rather strict no one cuts down a tree for any reason. buds to shouldn't be killed and their eggs must not be eaten. but the custom of the prohibits women on the island is the one that is toughest for the fishermen. say don't you know what i would be good to finish your work and go home and see your family every day you know how your child spent the night to know what they read and unfortunately it's not possible here one of the fits so well. can tally has to leave the island at least once every two weeks to see his family. at this landing site. and tell you also so the scotch. when the fishermen
here many want to go to the island with him but he sees that only a limited number in the remote island. actually came up with a resolution to use a space that can only accommodate up to two hundred people on the island. the rest of the land is on the conservation of what is breeding grounds for the. breeding ground for its. traditionally women do not fish in this part of uganda. but some are curious about this will be denial and. again if we were allowed to go there it would be nice to set up a business there but we can't do that. with that. it's been like that since. time immemorial no women allowed we can't let that
happen. because. i don't want to think that the large population was three thousand islands reached by a day for. he suffered a couple of painful pics from the grave he did go. a few drug sisia with a mole bods and this makes the humans. and those the fisherman see tellers for in a scotch so not a chance for cut which of others and as the sun goes down. well now to some football news and barcelona advance to the semifinals of the champions league by beating manchester united last night eventis suffered a shock to one defeat at home to the dutch club i x. the home side struck first with question over and although putting new ventris ahead i.x. holds even less than ten minutes later thanks to dani event to be now the winning
goal came from one thousand year old testament to the win puts i.x. in the semifinals for the first time and with two decades joining us now to talk a little more about this is our very own quest harrington from use for us so why is the football world so excited about this match was there i'll tell you because there is a breath of fresh air a lot of fresh faces you know you mentioned how long it's been since i.x. has been to the semifinals of this competition well what makes this team so impressive was the way they got there you know first they did for all the defending champions real madrid in a fantastic fixture and then you know getting rid of it is you know this team is very magnificent tech tactically exceptional you know very difficult to defend they have a stretch of this match that made you this look really bad on defense most of all crystal and although it is a very familiar face and that's one face that the top. but this one will be missing you know he's been in the semifinals eleven out of the last twelve years so that's
what they gave it is actually brought him over to really get them back into to the final four of this competition so you know that's one sad part of the reality but you know times are a changing and there's a changing of the guard at least you know from the i x respect let's talk about the other interesting match to the quarter final barcelona beating man u. and we have to talk about you know the manager of man you know is this kind of the the end of his honeymoon period yeah you know all of the other social you know he had a glorious moment at camp new you know twenty years ago he scored the game winning goal for manchester united in the champions league final the mojo just did not really work out for the players this go round because the magic men live no messi live on messi was to legit to quit basically a very small in stature but he made the difference with very sloppy you know at united if there was one particular place scored a braces second goal you know the hail looked like lord carey else in my opinion
not the best performers my goal keeper you know and then they poured salt in the mood obviously store and the third goal. so messi is still in the competition i'm sure there were not all doesn't like that and one funny jab he took a picture on the top of a go to suggest that he's the greatest of all time so messi is the one familiar face that the football world definitely will be watching ok not being shy about it tell us just briefly about the other manchester club has a big night tonight right pep guardiola and company you know they're playing for four titles right now and they're in a whole against saddam they are back at home so that's one thing but all every premier league fan obviously will be watching this fixture so that will be interesting to see liverpool's in action as well as harrington thank you ok. men's tennis now at the monte carlo masters marion tillage was knocked out of the competition by argentina payout now meanwhile more number one novak djokovic had his own struggles against germany's philip kohlschreiber 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. buck phillips back in the second set. rally ended with both players at the match as cool as his opponent with the bull's eye he had only twice in ten the time 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 djokovic jews wreck it took a beating. with the anger taken care of a close third set was bombed by joker bitch securing him passage into the monte carlo last sixty i. now it's going out there record breaking you tippett from south korea the all male k.
pop band. matched previous records by gaining the most views within twenty four hours of their new release boy with. this video which you are now seeing here was watched seventy five million times in a single day the previous record for a so-called you tube video debut was set just last week also by a korean pop band the boy band d.t.s. is extremely popular on social media for the past two years running to guests has been banked as the. celebrity twitter account world why. are now the top stories we're following for you here polls in indonesia have predicted reelection for the country's president. early indications show that he could take fifty five percent of the vote against his opponent next gen. and
france's president emanuel mccrone is holding cabinet meetings in paris to discuss raising funds for the. has vowed to restore the bird out medieval church within five years. up next sunday w. the legacy of the bauhaus one hundred years long all that more coming up i'm sorry kelly of berlin make you so much for watching have a great. mother .
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