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and explore with passion even bloomed cultural heritage songs. were d.w. world heritage turned sixty. this is g.w. news live from berlin and the next phase of india's vast general election kicks off this time the rest of version of kashmir goes to the polls security there is tight local separatists are calling for a boycott of the election after a recent escalation of violence in the area also coming up to germany calls a special session of the united nations security council to discuss the crisis in
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libya but members are split over a surge in violence and the capital tripoli and in the champions league quarter finals an unforgettable evening to manchester city and tottenham share seven goals on a breathless night of soccer to take a look at a game that had fans biting their nails or nineteen and. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program polling stations have opened in parts of india as the second phase of the country's general election gets underway one of the constituencies of voting today is srinagar the main city in the indian controlled kashmir region a security lockdown has been imposed on the city where several parties have called for a boycott of the election kashmir featured heavily in campaign. after
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a suicide attack there brought india and pakistan to the brink of war back in february a total of ninety five constituencies across india are casting ballots today india's election is taking place in seven stages over a six week period and next month. and then we just as well joins me now for more from india so as we've heard there heavy security in kashmir as it goes to the polls in the second round tell us more. is definitely the focus point of this election today the capital of the of the state of someone there is going to fall it's basically a shutdown that's heavy security deployment and because of separate just cause to boycott for doing that there might be all filings which is why there's so much security and we want to talk in our industry like a constituency it has been lawful far by other constituencies have seen more watching but of course it's not only the war doesn't need what we're doing on the
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issue of special status for the state all across india the b has campaigned hard to see that they will take a very nationalist strong stance on the special privileges that gets while on the other hand the opposition says that we protect these privileges and initiate dialogue and of course overall the nationalist on some of the b.g.p. has been very strong on talking about better talking about what actions they would take so the whole country is watching what exactly is going to pan out and state of push me so a very tense situation there and this is only the second of seven stages in the election right. that's why sort of the indian elections as you mention is going to be conducted over six weeks in seven different phases as we called it here at all stages this is just the second stage bought by so huge which is next week all the hof the seats would have gone gone to the polls many parties that this would give them good cavity on where the election is likely to be headed but of
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course the final result only comes out in may twenty third on the one hand we have prime minister who dreams or more the campaigning hard for a second saying that he will take over the development agenda off the ruling we be but also asserting already strong nationalist on seeing that the b.g.p. is the party that can protect the country on the other hand we have the opposition congress led by are already gandhi who says that this current more the regime has been very detrimental to the country and that they've implemented minimum minimum income scheme and they will protect water and take the country forward in a very different way major when you thought of going into the states social media playing a really big role in the campaigning isn't it. writes the uses of smart phones and i have noted that since the last election and india has the biggest markets off whatsapp and facebook both of them have become a source of news as well as off social media campion in the footage the candidates election commission
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a friend of the party that monitors the election is taking norton for the first time they're actually monitoring what exactly a candidate does online but it's of course of a difficult task to be monitoring the worldwide internet we went up to the southern state of karnataka to interact with one young and very about how he manages to reach out to young voters while also toeing the line that the election commission if india has laid out this is what we found could be problematic and i've got. this history just we salute you for that student of the south indian city of bengal to have a lawyer and an aspiring member of parliament for joining us here but of particular the recall at twenty eight he is the youngest candidate from the ruling b.g.p. to contest these elections. as temperatures soared above to five degrees on this afternoon be just me goes out of his read to greet and knowledged every constituent he's seen each not in week is on the beautiful words. but despite the palpable
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excitement of supporters and party workers the politician is at best reaching a few hundred overtrain sweltering odds. on twitter just we can reach over one hundred thousand followers in a flash most of our young people today who don't do forms. of telephone today are mobile phone to be is a point of. information as well as entertainment so our political the greatest political do that we have today is the smallest mark for not hands. since the last national board smartphone usage in india has tripled to a staggering four fifteen million. election authority is trying to ensure free and fair elections have taken no. one's going to catch your eye is the colorful talk behind me which belongs to be there be a candidate who is holding an election rally but no lipstick with a friend is the best car to my right which belongs to the election commission of
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india the election commission he owes me money does everything a candidate does be it on bradley's all in advertising but for the first time ever in the end up in the history the election commission of india is also watching what can be done online on course of media like twitter and facebook. policing the world wide web there is no easy don't. work which is all for a high degree of customization to the advertisers which are good political parties or the information off with uses. so what you have is the perfect. political messaging in india which makes it incredibly powerful. but social media can also be problematic dangerous we has been criticised for tweets opposing reservations for women and supporting the b j p's hindu nationalist agenda he has even want to gag order on the media to prove ventral courting one of
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what he called stephanie tree allegations. but now a group of friends and supporters is hard at work to boost his online image. the content just kept young and peppy to resonate with the just response on the political cartoons like these in addition help directly establish prime minister narendra modi's support for the young candidate. the solution we did he must also ensure ethical content that all rules official guidelines. to shoot the bullets forward works with is really more door in control of what happens on learned since it was no use abuse were goes online from these these are going. to group. supporters me right to exuberance to be what it about privacy and peek moves but it is what happens online that may well decide this election. and
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let me show all those social media messaging what is the impact or rather is it really having a just the impact on voters well it's not just young candidates like to just who are trying to influence what goes on social media even the prime minister is tweeting at what was encouraging them to come out so of course the impact is definitely that it's about how the selling waters are because the election commission really closely monitoring what candidates do but they cannot cost a wide enough web to ensure that candidates don't use for example proxy pages the charge been reportedly used heavily to put out messaging that has not been approved by the election commission we also have the challenger what's up which has the biggest market in the country and the election commission cannot monitor it because of and when and corruption whatsapp has been has been reported to be a source of news across india so it's actually the water that has been doom unfortunately debt it's definitely a very important factor in that election it's about how well water is able to
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discern between fake news and general campaigning when they go out to cast their what that is going to fight that's going to show us what it's all much influence or certainly does going to have that mr giles while joining us from delhi thank you. and let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world in north korea has demanded washington remove secretary of state my pompei all from any future nuclear talks a foreign ministry spokesperson described pompei o as in mature and reckless earlier north korea need again said that the country's military had tested a new tactical guided weapon that's the first reported weapons test in half a year and the u.s. justice department plans to release a redacted version of special counsel robert miller's investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty six thousand us elections which put current president donald trump in office democrats are calling for the publication of the entire report in an redacted form and north korean state media says that kim jong
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un has observed the test firing of what it describes as a new type tactical guided weapon it did not specify what that weapon is talks have stalled between him and u.s. president on your trial over north korea's ballistic missiles and nuclear programs . have been a six point one magnitude earthquake has rattled buildings and disrupted transport in taiwan but there are no immediate reports of serious damage the quake struck near a city on taiwan's eastern coast rail services and parts of the country were temporarily suspended for safety checks after the quake. german chancellor angela merkel has expressed her shock and sadness for the victims of a bus crash on the portuguese island of madeira the accident killed at least twenty nine people with many of them reported to be german tourists the bus plunged down a hillside east of the mid-air and capital on wednesday night.
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a holiday turned tragedy portuguese authorities words into the night to clear the wreckage. the bus plunged into a house after the driver lost control on an embankment. rescuers were able to pull some people out alive but for many it was too late the driver has reportedly survived authorities are now investigating the cause. of. the information we had from the company is that the bus was relatively new machine it was just five years old but apparently safety rules were followed that it's premature to talk about the cause of the accident because of what's the dance. of the crash happened early wednesday evening in a small town east of the island's capital fun shot madera is a popular tourist destination most of the victims were from germany. the german
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foreign ministry has set up a hotline for families of the victims madeira has announced three days of mourning . francis saying thank you today to the paris firefighters who prevented greater damage on monday's disastrous fire at the famed notre dame cathedral firefighters have already arrived at the elysee palace in paris where president of manual kong is paying tribute to the first responders the more than four hundred men and women who battled the blaze are credited with protected because protecting the cathedrals to massive bell towers and saving many of the artworks of the relics inside the building later today a ceremony at parris city hall will honor the firefighters. of burgundy that your correspondent rebecca riggers who is outside of the elysee presidential palace where that ceremony is taking place welcome to you are back what do we know about the firefighters being honored today and especially you know their role here in their efforts to save the cathedral. when sarah these men and women really are
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being hailed national heroes here today i mean the full court of the palace but just outside the gates there's a whole line of people parisians and tourists who want to catch a glimpse of them as they came in and as the firefighters did come in they came through move past behind me there were cheers from the crowd you could hear so they really have the whole country behind them today they'll be there being met by the president emmanuel mccollum who's going to thank them personally i don't know if he was a collective if it and they will be thanked collectively but a couple of names that might stand out is that of joe mufon yeah he's the brigade chaplain now he has been he helped salvage the precious crown of thorns which was thought to be worn by jesus that was housed inside the cathedral so he's going to probably get a special mention and someone else who might get a special mention is miriam she didn't ski she was among the first to reach the. the roof before the spire collapse which is now become an iconic moment she was one
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of the first she said it wasn't until they got up there that they really really realized what they were dealing with the scale of the problem so they're probably just two of the names that will be plucked out today but really it's a collective i thank you for all of the men and women and it's also it's part of a whole day actually honoring their efforts so what else is on the agenda. that's right the whole country's behind and they really dedicating today to these men and women later on after they received by president. will be going to the city hole where they'll be another ceremony in their honor and there they'll be banners draping that monumental building have a concert of the violin concert of bach and then also the readings of victor hugo's famous hunchback of notre dom so a whole day of events in their own to. rebecca and you know we have to say it's not all celebration it's not all displays of glory and appreciation there in france
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tell us a little bit more about the criticism because i mean there have been hundreds of millions of euros of donations that have come in for the rebuilding effort and that's come under the microscope hasn't it. yes that's right i mean they within twenty four hours they had already raised nearly eight hundred million and now that's nearly a billion euros there was they were offered tax breaks anyone's offer tax breaks up to sixty percent which has been criticised by members of the opposition they say that you know these people aren't doing it out of the good of their heart but is there simply looking to get tax breaks which is led some of the don't don't is to forego those tax breaks so there are some criticisms coming in at this. large sum of donations correspondent rebecca ritter thank you. and i germany has called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council to discuss the surge of for. hiding in the libyan capital tripoli
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forces loyal to the libyan army commander. are battling to seize control of tripoli from the internationally recognized the libyan government shelling of tripoli has increased more than two hundred people have been killed since the offensive began on. images of war intended to demonstrate the progress of khalifa haftar as troops this may be propaganda but it does show that the battle for tripoli is escalating. this week the city center was hit by rockets for the first time emergency workers reported civilian casualties according to the u.n. at least a hundred ninety people have been killed since fighting began in early april. for libya's interior minister the conflict has reached a new level of illegality and this is a community. and. it is beautiful but you cannot believe little
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one he killed his people like this and now the united nations is evacuating migrants and refugees from camps in tripoli's south to rescue them from the fighting but two thousand seven hundred people are trapped close to the front i'm could get caught up in calm but they're trapped by the fighting so it's a race against time to try and relate them to safety because it's really a matter of life or death so it's really critical that we really get them to safety the bombs are getting closer worries that fighting may escalate even further or growing the libyan government is warning of a new wave of refugees with europe as their goal. and now we're heading to the gambia and the legacy of its former leader yeah john may he fled to equitorial guinea back in january of two thousand and seventeen after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election neighboring countries threatened a military enter beit vention in the gambia. unless john may gave way to his
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opponent adama barrow now john mccain went into self-imposed exile after two decades in power and during his tenure critics say that his supporters plundered state funds did abuse funny for char travel to the gambia to find out how much has changed since his departure they are published every second day even though no one ever drives them these cars are visible relics of a regime that ruled the gumby oh for over two decades all of these skulls once belonged to the former president president says reappear right here on the license plate it tells you a story about his lavish lifestyle while at the same time these people didn't have enough food didn't have proper housing i lack access to health care. internationally met was a welcome guest despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in his country in twenty seventeen he lost the election and fled into exile. a possible
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gravesite is being excused on the outskirts of fun jules a number of support and killed or disappeared during his role as gambia has begun to deal with the past jemez once again all over the papers focusing mainly on the money he and his associates store people are angry because they got off scot free it's like an insult to the gambian people the want to see people that you know. we would not be but in corruption to pay for it to go to the right to a little more hundred m. but just how much money was stolen according to the investigative reporting organization. jumma and his cronies fluted at least nine hundred seventy five million u.s. dollars the official ministry of justice figure is much smaller three hundred four million u.s. dollars here meeting a local journalist who believes the research is figures are closer than the
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government estimates i have more trust in god indorse people than i would in the government steve. because you can't police yourself he says the government is still full of the same elites only the head of the government changed after the election in twenty seven to be a sort of opportunity to get high. in twenty seven thousand to change this country for good policy is merely gridley mr we've not sort of in the past we are moving into unknown seven feature dots dangerous jummy has left but a lot of his associates did not none of them responded to our interview requests except this matter momodu sub ali he was secretary general. we are a small country small society and a bit complex. it's not going to be easy to get to the bottom of things he says he
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knew about the looting of public fun. but he did not do anything wrong and. he has a possibility of coming back here i don't know when and where was one of the things going for him here right now he says r.t. sparty still very strong that's the sea is still very popular in some parts in this country enjoying new freedom since departure but many politicians from his government have been recycled into the new administration the country still awaits justice for crimes committed during the past. it was a time forgettable night in the champions league quarter final sports correspondent alex speight is joining us here we have to talk about manchester city taking on tottenham last night i mean nobody could quite believe what happened there tell us more no i definitely can believe what was going on in the first ten minutes there were already thought four goals and i can believe what i was saying it was an incredible match it was gung ho attacking it was like playing in the under ten's again no defending and when stuff and it was super super exciting and then mentions
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the city did win the game for three but they still need another goal and i thought they had it and then it got taken away from them by the video referee and so taught them went through on the way goals the way goals ruled and it was quite devastating to city but let's have a look at how the match panned out blow by blow. the pregame this year in manchester suggested a memorable much awaited and it didn't disappoint his right stirling put cydia head after just four minutes a quick fire double from shaun min song soon put spurs back in the driver's seat but city's silva brought the game level again moments later to two all full goals coming in the first eleven minutes of the match city scored twice more through stirling in sergio aguero on the side of off time to take a full two advantage only for fernando the red tape to give spurs a precious away goal in the seventy third minutes city thought that it sealed i
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drew a magic last gasp winner through stirling. in injury time. but the video referee ruled it out for off so i'd. be screwed but this worries with accepted so it was a. nice game for everybody a little tentative to twenty minutes you know two three. who were we did everything and forcefully i.d.n. was. congratulations to. steam and he's. the best for this infant. spurs and their coach moore it's your culture tino we're on cloud nine now they prepare to tackle the final four of europe's elite competition for just the second time in the club's history. so we have a fantastic night for spurs but i mean city they were really going for four trophies this season so how big a blow is this defeat yeah i mean as you said they're competing for a lot of trophies but this was the big one this is the champions league it's the
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europe's premier club competition and particularly for their coach pep guardiola he really wanted to win this one for the club he's really struggled in recent years in this competition in twenty seventeen they lost surprisingly to monaco last year they lost three nil to liverpool which was also a bit of a surprise to be honest to see them swept aside so easily and now this year again knocked out before the semifinals and as you said they've still got three tribes to compete for and a lot of clubs would give a right arm or for that but i think now they really have to pick themselves up and they have to dust themselves off and they have to try and forget about this but it's a massive massive blow for let's talk about liverpool because they joined this first we know in the last four they report zero four one. was it is easy as it sounds though for the rats on paper it looks like it was an absolute. you know that they went through into the semifinals but it was a bit of a struggle in the first half puerto really took the game to them peppered them and
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how to think fifteen shots on goal. in the first period but i couldn't get the decisive goal and money here he scored the decisive way go for lupul with and from there it was pretty much game over they scored a couple more ended the not all four one and they won six one so a very very dominant police display from liverpool and now the through the semifinals once again ok let's take a closer look actually at that draw for the champions league because we have it here tottenham's reward for that win over city is a clash with the tournament surprised i x amsterdam and barcelona stand in the way of the second consecutive final for liverpool the first legs kick off in just under two weeks' time. so we have you know a tasty couple of ties there so koos your pick yet more cracking taus between four clubs the european greats i think. discounted the definitely the favorites with liana messi is the best player in the world and he can turn a game on its head but for me i think i think i want to win and i think i can do it
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as well they're a true tamed i don't have the funds of the other clubs but they're putting in attacking displays that we haven't seen from any other team this season so i'm picking them to go all the way. thanks so much as. you're watching news live from berlin coming up next conflict zone puts the tough questions to native nato's deputy secretary general all that more i'm sorry kelly in berlin thank you so much for watching.
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entered the conflict zone confronting the powerful. the north atlantic treaty organization nato has just started seventieth birthday but it wasn't
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a happy one my guess this week here at nato headquarters is rose gottemoeller luxe the organizations deputy secretary general who she's now acknowledged the great so far as serious splits in its unity conflicts so far. off details. mean they looked on helplessly as the flames spread. ravaging altered on a better me it's a symbol of paris. many feel sad and shocked. because i love not hometown tonight everyone went to beijing. is it a miracle the cathedral is still standing. sixty minutes long w.
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b only order is history the world is reorganizing itself and the media's role is keep shifting power to the topic in focus at the global media forum twenty nineteen the laboratory for the digital age. who are we following whom do we trust debate and shape the future at the georgia village global media forum twenty nineteen the place made for minds. you know to stand up for you what of course we stand up for europe just seem to live in a kind of the universe here all i do. well let's not be silly please the north atlantic treaty organization nato has just had its seventieth birthday but it wasn't a happy one constant carping by donald trump about defense spending has caused bitter resentment here in europe my guess this week here at nato headquarters is rose gottemoeller.

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