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the c.w. news live from berlin pollsters give indonesia's president a wide lead in his bid for reelection djoko with dodo looks set to win the vote in the world's third largest democracy almost two hundred million voters cast ballots in a contest between him and the x. gen but what would his victory mean for the country we'll hear from jakarta. also coming up we don't reconstruct the cathedral it's not going to be even lower beautiful to behold. and i won't buy gold to be reached within five years that.
france is a manual promise is notre dame will rise from the ashes today it's ministers to plan its restoration. welcome to the program exit polls in indonesia's elections are pointing toward a significant victory for the country's current president djoko we don't oh he's predicted to win roughly fifty five percent of the vote against his main rival candidate and former general. the result could be pivotal for the country's future as well as its reputation as a tolerant muslim country the contest has brought the country's huge voting public out into force. the scale of these elections is vost one hundred ninety million potential voters scattered over eight thousand dial
ins 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 and president djoko we don't. 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. upright how rights for. number one yeah i think it's obvious we want him to complete his job my health for.
our country. to have a better place. 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. again. because the. groups. both candidates pushed credentials and there has been an upsurge in attacks on minorities. is 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. and our reporter 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 but 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 concern. 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 because it is that some of the board 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 was 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 it became a very clear that these of voices of. 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. france has announced that it will hold an architectural contest to design a new spire for notre dame's cathedral that's as the country looks to rebuild the
landmark which was gutted by a fifteen hour fire that started on monday evening president emmanuel mccall has vowed to restore the cathedral within five years and is meeting ministers today to discuss funding the ambitious plan the government which owns the notre dame might decide not to replace the spire at all we will hear more on that from paris in just a moment but first this report on how the blaze at notre dov has affected the people of paris. a moment of unity for the prescience 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. to. 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 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 before. 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 its build 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 pieces the damage done to a beloved landmark. let's bring in correspondent lisa lewis who has the latest now from paris and lisa we know that the prime minister has also been speaking about this phyllis and on what he said. well he said that the government would organize an international architecture architecture competition to rebuild the spire that was destroyed in the fire two days ago the government will also oversee the nations that will come and set up a national commission to make sure that every euro that is actually donated will go into the reconstruction of this and you know we now know that this will take about
five to six years as the president indeed has said because the rector of the cathedral came out earlier today saying that the cathedral wouldn't be open before six or five years' time. what has this fire and the aftermath meant for the mood there in the country. well you know the people here are really watching what the government is doing about this the baby laugh talk to say you know it's really needed that we reconstruct this cathedral as soon as possible but it needs to be nice it needs to be as it was before hand now when you think about the competition that the government is organizing that might indicate actually the architecture competition for the spire that might indicate that there might change plans so i think people will really be paying very close attention to this obviously you know like the french love to do the holiday for the french love to disagree so this is the one topic they somehow agree on you know they all are
really attached to not so dumb they're all are really shocked by the fire and in a way also very relieved that a great part of it is still standing how about the rebuilding effort i mean are they all in agreement on bad as well because there has been some pretty ambitious goals set forward including president emanuel mcconnell who thinks that they can do this in five years. well absolutely i mean i think everybody agrees that they want the church to be standing again fully standing as soon as possible but some people are saying you know five years is too fast this will take more time because we need to needed to be nice you know and we need to pay attention to every little detail on the other hand there are this saying you know everything is coming together all our craftsman will be working on this and we all want to chip in so this is really possible if we all stand together. lisa lewis in paris thank you lisa.
thank you let's get more now on that restoration effort of the cathedral we are joined by elkan 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 builders 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 this 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 with 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 tema 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 has been caused by the collapse of the tower and by the collapse of the vaulting so when 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 you know turned on 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.
and let's get a quick check now of some other stories making headlines around the world sudan's deposed president omar al bashir has been moved to prison according to his family relative say that bashir was previously being held inside the presidential compound in the capital khartoum bashir was ousted by the army last week uganda says that it may be willing to offer him asylum. teenage environmental activists credit to bird has met the pope as she brought her campaign to tackle climate change the vatican who has inspired student protesters against global warming chatted briefly with pope francis who urged her to continue her efforts in protecting the climate. and then environmental activist glued himself to a train in london's canary wharf financial just tricked to demand more action to tackle climate change to protesters climbed onto the train roof as part of a third day of demonstrations in the u.k. capital police arrested one man on suspicion of obstructing the railway.
humanitarian aid provided by the red cross has begun arriving in venice wella earlier this year president nicolas maduro shut venezuela's borders to convoys carrying food from the united states and major international aid organizations but dodo insisted that they were part of a ploy to unseat him but now he has agreed to let the red cross in despite denying there is a humanitarian crisis in his country at all. medicine medical equipment generators the first red cross shipment has arrived in venezuela the red cross says supplies will now be delivered to hospitals around the country more want to thank old public and private institutions for making this delivery possible. we ask that this great success not be politicized. the. president nicolas maduro welcome the aid he's now agreed to accept from the international committee of the red cross yes he wants to be the ministers have
accepted the delivery in the legal and orderly manner that complies with international standards we've done it i. think to put. venezuela has been lacking medical supplies for years hyperinflation has made food too expensive for many there are also water gas and electricity shortages. the self declared president said majoris government has long denied the crisis and is therefore responsible for it. today humanitarian aid has entered the country only because the crisis has come to light and the people of venezuela have demanded it. these thirty truckloads of aid are badly needed but much more will be necessary if venezuela can't find a way out of the crisis. to football now in barcelona advanced to the semifinals of the champions league by beating manchester united last night you went to suffered
a shock to one defeat at home to dutch club i.x. the home side struck first with the naldo putting ventus ahead i at pools even less than ten minutes later thanks to dani ben to be the winning goal came from nineteen year old mathias to lift when i asked to the semifinals for the first time more than today. joining us now to talk a little bit more about this is. why is the football world so excited about this match. 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 what makes this team so impressive was the way they got there you know first day dethrone the defending champions reality driv in a fantastic fixture and then you know getting rid of you ventus you know this team is very magnificent tech tactically exceptional you know it's very difficult to defend they had a stretch that this match that made you bitches look really bad on defense and most
of all christian are in although is a very familiar face and that's one face that the competition 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 has 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 it's about the other interesting match to the quarterfinal barcelona beating manual 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 downer social you know he had a glorious moment at camp nou 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 lionel messi lionel messi was to legit to quit basically the very small in stature but he made
the defense look very sloppy you know at united if there was one particular place scored a brace a second goal you know the hail looked like lord carey else in my opinion not the best performers more goalkeeper you know and then they poured salt in the mood obviously scoring 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 obviously will be watching this fixture so that will be interesting to see liverpool's in action as well as harrington thank you ok. now our next story is from 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 fisherman who actually live there with some islands that's about five kilometers off the shore in lake victoria women are allowed onto the island only for a short visit but they can't stay overnight and our correspondent you sent us this report from the island of snakes. lake victoria. home to over one hundred fifty thousand bugs which give the island a rather particular sound. don't below them on the ground much quieter beasts. over one thousand cobras roam the island in a unique example of core existence with mine. rescue. did not beat any snakes these are spirits of the island attached to our culture.
over one hundred fishermen live on the island. and a man will cut off is the most experienced. he has lived here for more than thirty five years as. an old man of the sea he has retired from commercial fishing. to ninety seven year old is the crust odeon of long haired customs which for killing the snakes because reza believed to be the spirits of a south korean island. got on well as say he has never seen a cobra attack anyone except once when he was attacked himself. in a lower. i must have angered the snake when i carried it out of the house so that i could sleep but he crawled back in the mud picked it up again and threw it out and then went to bed early i will notice donnish only it crawled back
in. this time and picked it up and it turned its head in bit me. on 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 room to now since i have a million old here. the fishermen of no reason to panic 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 spirits. its traditions are rather strict no one cuts down a tree for any reason. bugs 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. i don't see no point 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 need and unfortunately it's not possible here for a bit so what i can tell you has to leave the island at least once every two weeks to see his family. at this landing site cord. entirely also so this cuts. when the fishermen need to hear many wants to go to the island with him but he sees that only a limited number. of time and. we 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 the words. traditionally women do not fish in this part of uganda. but some are curious about the full b. 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. and. it's it's been like that since. time immemorial no women allowed we can't let that happen. i don't want to use the population three to be. he suffered a couple of pics from the grave. a few drug.
this makes the humans. and there's a fisherman. scotch. to watch over this. as the sun goes down. well now it's another record breaking you to pick from south korea the all male k. pop band d.c.'s smashing the previous records by gaining the most views within twenty four hours with their new release boy with. the video which you're watching right here was watched seventy five million times in a single day the previous record for any 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 e.t.s. has been ranked as the most retreated celebrity twitter account of the world by.
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