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welcome to the seventy seven percent. this week p.w. . this is the debbie induced live from berlin and the next phase of india's vast general election kicks off this time the rest of region 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
libya but members are split over a surge in violence in the capital tripoli. in the champions league quarter finals and unforgettable evening mentions to city and tottenham share seven goals on a breathless either soccer club take a look at a game that has fans biting their nails for a minute that. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program voting is underway in the second phase of a six week long general election in india one of the constituencies voting today is srinagar the main city in the indian controlled kashmir region a security lockdown has been imposed in the city where several parties called for a boycott of the election. just one person turned up to this polling station in
srinagar the capital of the troubled indian province of kashmir early on thursday most eligible voters have followed the muslim independence movement's call for a boycott these young people shunned the ballot box and headed to a fitness studio instead like most kashmiris they are muslims they say they're oppressed by india's hindu nationalist government work or army will come to in front of you and stop your. without any reason if you ask him why you start me he will beat you. without any reason without we have no right to here to ask anything or and we will. soon a car seems like a city under siege there is one soldier for every ten residents here the most militarized region in the world but even the army cannot prevent attacks in mid february a suicide bomber killed forty soldiers india has accused muslim neighbor pakistan of supporting terror and after attacks like this it goes after pro independent supporters with a heavy hand. being arrested.
people feel free. to come out and vote but most kashmiris voted with their feet they lost faith in india a country that builds itself as the world's largest democracy. as for getting nation dies while who is joining us from delhi and i mean as we've heard their heavy security a boycott what kind of impact is all of this having on kashmiri voters. but it's important to keep in mind that this is far from the. water those are voting in an environment off tight security all of boycotts shutdowns in the city of srinagar already common actually historically should not go to the constituency of god has had low voter turnouts so this of course is repeated history what's
different this time is that the state has actually been drugged or less without a local government for months now but yet and a decision was taken not to hold those elections alongside with national elections because of security issues the dead attack that we mentioned that happened in february the forty soldiers that died have also led to a tense environment in the state so it's really up to me these at this point of time if they feel the need to watch in a manner that what's against the national assembly should be government which has taken a muscular stance on if they listen to separate despite these that claim that this isn't an election. this is an election that isn't under under occupied forces and this should be something the media should not support how big is that debate that you're referencing there the debate over kashmir status in india in terms of a theme in this election would you say. but a lot of the team of nationalism has dominated this election specially from the front all of the ruling the g.p.
prime minister noda and more of these. parties soon after the attack and all the rest thought it centered on how the b.g.p. can actually protect the country and all the not a diff shifted attacks to the strong muscular stance this party has against at all one of the key promises it's making about need is to remove the special status on the other hand we have the opposition the indian national congress which actually says that it wants to promote peace dialogue and that will actually read down some quantrill washoe sections that provide special protections for the armed forces in the state of christmas to all across the country actually the problem of fish meat as it is called often by some commentators is being debated heavily and is definitely going to be an issue which is going to be a bully plank in this election other regions are also at the polls today tell us a little bit more about the second phase. well phase two of the seven seas indian election ninety five seats are going to go to the wood across thirteen
states the election is of course a massive logistical exercise every general election in india is the largest exercise in democracy in the history of the world only in phase two but by phase three next week what the hoffa seats would have gone to the would but still it's going to take six weeks for the results to come out on may twenty third is when india decides. with the latest from delhi thank you. and let's get a quick check now some other stories making news around the world indonesian president joko widodo has claimed victory in yesterday's election quick counts give him fifty four percent of the vote his opponent former general. also claimed victory he says that his campaign has evidence of widespread election cheating official results are to be announced on may twenty second. north korea has demanded that washington remove states x. secretary of state my pump ale from any future nuclear talks
a foreign ministry spokesperson described pompei was in mature and reckless earlier north korean media said that the country's military had tested a new tactical guided weapon it's the first reported weapons test in half of the year. and france is honoring firefighters who battled the blaze that almost destroyed notre dame cathedral in paris president emanuel makana invited them to a private ceremony at the elysee palace the firefighters are credited with preventing the fire from reaching notre dame's bell towers and saving artworks and relics from inside the building. you're watching news still to come on the program in the gambia they are still washing. luxury cars two years after the corrupt leader floods has anything changed in the country. but first germany has called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council to discuss a surge in fighting in the libyan capital tripoli forces loyal to the libyan army
commander are battling to seize control of tripoli from the internationally recognized libyan government shelling of tripoli has increased and more than two hundred people have been killed since the offensive began this month. images of war intended to demonstrate the progress of khalifa have tars 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. that it is needed but you cannot believe one he killed his people like this is now to the united nations 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 and could get caught up in combat that 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 do 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. for the turkish election officials have confirmed the victory of the opposition candidate in my model in the last month's election of istanbul in istanbul a recount showed that he defeated the candidate from the ruling a party in a major blow to retch of tie affair to juan and his authority he said that the
a.k.p. will keep fighting this result but for now supporters even lolo's secular republican people's party are c.h.p. are celebrating. celebrating a break with history the first istanbul mayor in twenty five years not from the a.k.p. well. today air no one is finished the supreme electoral council has confirmed the results and put istanbul with sixteen million people in our hands. but the race was close istanbul's new social democratic mayor only just managed to scrape by his a.k.p. rival erda once party is desperately trying to roll back this is story defeat first they wanted a recount and then every vote the vice president presented three suitcases full of documents purportedly proving electoral fraud he stumbled view she to believe we have come to submit our extraordinary appeal for the an element and rerun of the
election in istanbul mockers it again pick for anyone who was once mayor of istanbul himself the defeat is a loss of face his political opponent now rules the country's biggest city. in the sending a signal that the a bastion istanbul has fallen and he wants everyone in istanbul and in all of turkey to know. now reporters without borders has just published its latest press freedom index the index is based on the rate of violence against the media be it by the state or others access to information and legal restrictions eritrean north korea and turkmenistan are at the very bottom of this table and here's a look now at all of the countries where reporters without borders describe the situation as very serious meantime at the top of the index the northern european countries of norway finland and sweden are there but the picture is not so positive
in other parts of europe european union member hungary for example dropped fourteen places to number eighty seven now w caught up with a hungary and journalist who left hungary and now lives here in germany. barely nine hundred kilometers separate berlin in budapest but for a journalist dora dish areas work the two cities are worlds apart since viktor orban became prime minister nine years ago hungary's media landscape has changed radically and had had her that's when i was a child i always heard that hungry was one of the most liberal countries in what was the eastern bloc and i grew up with this idea that is depressing but specifically this democracy in hungary is slowly being deconstructed and that press freedom is being restricted. during the experience first hand how new regulations turn the broadcaster where she worked into state controlled media critical colleagues were fired she herself quit and went to germany in twenty
twelve. bagnall is from back home two hundred journalists including doris former colleague were recently laid off and here t.v. station once critical of the hungary and government he reports that the broadcaster was taken over by a media foundation headed by a manager loyal to the government. as it can a lengthy perspective as there are no long term opportunities for quality journalism in hungary. dora works at a nonprofit organization in berlin with its own news portal and aust is an agency that produces content focused on eastern europe she says you can find critical reports written in hungary and about corruption for example but they are mainly online yes good propaganda and there's a lot of propaganda in hungary the governing parties rhetoric has taken over it's on the president the same militaristic choice of words the same formulations the
same phrases that government speakers use. journalists who do not cooperate are denounced as traitors. doura is afraid that the hatred an agitation could turn into real violence against journalists that has yet to happen in hungary let's get more now on the state of press freedom we're joined here in the studio by christopher dreier from reporters without borders welcome to the program thanks for being with us we saw the growing animosity there in that case in hungary but i mean you're up more generally speaking is experiencing a decline why is that. we are observing in the number of countries that this kind of hatred and incitement against journalists that often comes from the top especially from populists politicians is starting to have a real effect and starting to spread fear starting to be translated into the curtailing of tourism and that shows in europe now we're seeing still many of the
same regions i mean the trend is really continuing that they're doing poorly for example in areas like the middle east in areas like asia why is that well these regions we are really looking at. tough dictatorships of the critic states and for some in the middle east often at violence against journalists not only in the water on current countries like syria or yemen but also in the other places were this some journalists being have been held to prison for long periods the kinds of really tough for the repression there are some areas there are some countries that really question your fundamental assessments of thinking about russia i'm thinking about some of the arab nations who say you're biased against them. well you know that's what do you make of those claims when you know they are only bias is in favor of human rights and against those who deny the universe the university of
human rights and those countries and those leaders who claim that all human rights are not for us and we're not there yet that's always a pretext for repression and. they have political reasons for saying that we've also seen some fatal cases we have to mention of journalists around the world i'm thinking of course one of the most prominent is the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi who was murdered in the wake of incidents like that one how do you see journalism going as a trend do you find more people are self censoring of course that's exactly what's happened and we're settling in and i think that's also what's intended by acts like these. one murder or one threats one physical attack the journalist and a given country or a given context is enough to spread fear among. dozens of his colleagues and to intimidate the whole profession there christopher dry air from reporters without borders thank you so much for joining us you're welcome and 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 area's capital on wednesday night. a holiday turned tragedy portuguese authorities worked 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. for that something which seems like the information we have from the company is that the bus was relatively new machine it was just five years old but apparently safety rules were followed
and it's premature to talk about the cause of the accident was it was a dance in the. slums of. the crash happened early wednesday evening in a small town east of the island's capital. madera is a popular tourist destination most of the victims were from germany the german foreign ministry has set up a hotline for families of the victims madeira has announced three days of mourning . to the gambia now and the legacy of its former leader. he fled to equatorial guinea back in january of two thousand and seventeen after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election neighboring countries threatened a military intervention in the gambia unless he gave way to his opponent adama barrow but they went into self-imposed exile after two decades in power and during his tenure critics say that he and his supporters plundered state funds did abuse
funny charge traveled 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 this because once belonged to the former president president says reappear right here on the license plate it's caused 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 lacked 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 grave site is being excluded on the outskirts of fungible a number of jamais support killed or disappeared during his rule 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 still people are angry because they got off scot free it's like an insult to gambian people want to see people that you know. we would not do 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 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 figure closer than the government estimates i have more trust in god indorse people than i were 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 sort of but to me to be. seventeen to change this country for good bowlers isn't a goodly mr we've not sort of in the past we are moving in drawing on seven feature that's dangerous johnny has left but a lot of his associates did not none of them responded to our interview requests except this man momodu sub ali he was secretary general on the agenda. we're small country small society big complex so. it's not going to. get to the bottom of things somebody says he knew about the looting of public funds 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.c.
party is still very strong that's the sea is the very popular in some parts in this country enjoy new freedoms 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 spade 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 you know i definitely can believe what was going on in the first ten minutes there were already filled four goals and i couldn't believe what i was saying it was incredible she was gung ho attacking it was like they're playing in the under ten's again no defending and to win stuff and it was super super exciting and then mentions 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 all the way goals the way goals rule 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 writing sterling put city ahead after just four minutes a quick fire double from shaun me and so on soon put spurs back in the driver's seat by city's bernardo's silva brought the game level again moments later to two all full goals coming in the first eleven minutes of the match city's school twice more through stirling in sergio aguero on the side of off time to. full to advantage only for fernando the red tape to give spurs a precious away goal in the seventy third minutes city thought that sealed dramatic last gasp winner through stirling in injury time. but the video referee ruled it out for offside. is cruel but this worries with accepted so.
was a. nice game for everybody a little tentative to twenty minutes you know two three. who were we did everything for a silly idea and was a foot as congratulations to. steam and he said all the best for the same for. spurs and their coach merits your culture tino were 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 trophy this season so how big a blow is this defeat yeah i mean as he said they're competing for a lot of trophies but this was the big one this is the champions league it's the 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're still got three trophies 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 so let's talk about liverpool because they joined the spurs we know in the last four they be porto for one. was it is easy as it sounds though for there at all. paper it looks like it was an absolute. that they went through into the semifinals but it was a bit of a struggle in the first quarter really took the game for them pepper them and how to think fifteen shots on goal in the first period but they couldn't get that decisive goal and money here he scored the decisive way go for lupul wood 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 a 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 for more cracking toys between four clubs the european greats i think boston a copycat discounted the definitely the favorites with lana 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 as well they're a true tamed i don't have the funds of the other clubs but they're putting in the attacking displays that we haven't seen from any other team this season song picking them to go all the way yanick speak to diffuse fourth's thanks so much for
this. quick reminder of the top stories we're following for you here at g.w. voting has begun in the second phase of india as a battle in general election polling in kashmir is taking place under tight security after a recent flare up of violence in the disputed region. and up next here at the depth you conflict zone tough questions to the nato deputy secretary general all that more coming up i'm sara kelly in berlin thanks for watching have a great day. center
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