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this is either your news 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 vote i caught up 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 plus in the champions league quarter
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finals and on forgettable evening manchester city and tottenham share seven goals on a breathless night of soccer we take a look at a game that had fans biting their nails for ninety minutes. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program voting is underway in the second phase of india's six week long general election one of the constituency is voting today is srinagar bay the main city in the indian controlled kashmir region a security lockdown has been imposed on 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 call for
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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 are oppressed by india's hindu nationalist government work our 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 we don't we have no right to here to ask anything for and we will. swim 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. all. being arrested.
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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 as we've heard there 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 srinagar has had low voter turnout 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
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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 because of 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 on the occupied forces and this should be something the christian leader 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. well it's a lot of the team of nationalism has dominated this election specially from the front all through doing the g.p. prime minister no dreams of more these. parties soon after the attack and all that are thought it centered on how the b.g.p. can actually protect the country and all the negative shifted attacked to the
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strong muscular stance this party has against at all one of the key promises it's making about this 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 washers sections that provide special protections for the armed forces in the state of the all across the country actually the problem of fish meat as it is called often by some 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 wealthiest 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
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three next week more than half the seats would have gone to the woods but still it's going to take six weeks for the results to come out on may twenty third is when in doubt decides. and with the latest from delhi thank you. now germany has called for an emergency meeting of the un 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 last month. images of war intended to demonstrate the progress of khalifa haftar 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
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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 needed but you cannot live with one his people like this is not 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 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
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are growing the libyan government is warning of a new wave of refugees with europe as their goal. and i u.s. attorney general william barr is expected to release today more revelations. from the so-called miller report it contains the findings from a long running inquiry by special counsel robert miller into allegations of collusion between donald trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign and the russian government now in late march barr released a four page summary of the report to congress his summary said that the mother investigation did not find any coordination between trump's campaign and russia democrats are now hoping that the release will shed more light on trump's alleged attempts to quash the investigation. well for more let's bring in our salad who is standing by with the latest from washington oliver we just heard there the attorney general due to give a news conference shortly ahead of the release of this report what can we expect
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that he might say well everything we know so far is based on the assumptions of the attorney general william barr as you've just said in the news that there was no conspiracy between the u.s. president and russian and the russian government structure of justice mahler reportedly did not come to a conclusion which while then later delved into he was completely vindicated now what we're going to hear today is a very detailed global global report about donald trump calling doc about tweets about private threats etc and the big question that everyone here is looking at right now is whether or not this will be damaging for his presidency so what can we expect oliver because i mean this has been such a highly anticipated at announcement could we see some more shock waves there in
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washington. well certainly we can just take a look back i mean these these investigations into a sitting president have always been a very big deal also because they don't happen very often the last one was was bill clinton the starr report before that was the watergate affair and now this time it is about the question if a foreign government meddled into a democratic election the two thousand and sixteen elections in the united states and many say that this even cost victory now in the into that donald trump behaved very suspiciously he fired as the rector komi after launching the russia investigation he later fired his attorney general jeff sessions because you recused himself from these investigations replaced him with the now acting with the now sitting attorney general william barr who is much more favorable and soul of the
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democrats criticize that they're playing partisan politics here opposition democrats meantime they have claims that this news conference is just the government's way of spinning the narrative ahead of the report's release right. they are furious in fact that's so yesterday the chairs of several congressional committees came together and called for. attorney general to cancel this press conference that we're going to hear later simply because they accuse him that he is informing the white house and the public before even handing out this report to congress and reportedly there have been several meetings between the department of justice and the why it tells why it holds lawyers which would if that's true than put donald trump certainly in a. good situation which he could have prepared for what's going to expect him in this report his lawyers will certainly be ready to have the adequate answers to
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this also the date is criticized for just one day before the good good friday here it's going to be a holiday weekend the options of responding to this are going to be limited and so the major allegation is that they're putting the department of justice putting a spin on this report before it's even published oliver salad in washington thanks oliver. let's get a quick check now some other stories making news around the world in the news as president joko widodo has claimed victory in yesterday's election quick counts give him fifty four percent of the vote his opponent a former general provost of bianco also claimed victory he said that his campaign had evidence of widespread election cheating official results are to be announced on may twenty second. north korea has demanded washington removed secretary of state my pompei or from any future nuclear talks
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a foreign ministry spokesperson described pale as him a chore and reckless earlier north korean media said that the country's military had tested a new technical guide on weapon that's the first reported weapons test in half a year and france is honoring firefighters who battled the blaze that almost destroyed notre dame cathedral in paris president emmanuel mccrone invited them to a private ceremony at the elysee palace the firefighters are credited with preventing the fire from reaching the saddam belt towers and saving artworks in the relics from inside the building. turkish election officials have confirmed the victory of the opposition candidate a chrome goal who in last month's election in istanbul a recount showed that he defeated the candidate from the ruling a k party in a major blow to president wretch of type and a once authority he said that the a.k.p. will keep fighting this results but for now supporters of the opposition the republican
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people's party or 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 heir to one is finished the supreme electoral council has confirmed the results and put istanbul with sixteen million people in our hands. about the race was close istanbul's new social democratic mayor only just managed to scrape by his a.k.p. rival heir to once party is desperately trying to roll back this is story defeat first they wanted a recount and then a revote the a.k.p. vice president presented three suitcases full of documents purportedly proving electoral fraud slum of you she to believe we have come to submit our extraordinary appeal for the end moment and rerun of the election in istanbul is that again dick
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for everyone 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 mamu you is sending a signal that the a.k.p. 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 based on the rate of violence against the media by the state or others access to information and legal restrictions eritrea north korea and turkmenistan are at the very bottom of this table here's a look at the countries where reporters without borders describe the situation as very serious meantime though this is the bottom of the list if you look 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 for example european union member hungary dropped fourteen places to eighty seven w.
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caught up with a journalist who left hungry and now lives here in germany. barely nine hundred kilometers separate berlin in budapest but for a journalist or a 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 had to get her desk 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. bad news from back home two hundred journalists including doris
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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 last 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 get here propaganda you know 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
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cooperate are denounced as traitors dora is afraid that the hatred and 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 drier 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 out 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 populist politicians is starting to have a real effect and starting to spread fear starting to be translated into the current trading 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
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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 are the critical states and for some in the middle east often that violence against journalists not only in the water on current countries like syria or yemen but also in the other places where this some journalists being have been held prisoner for long periods the kinds of really tough repression there are some areas there are some countries that really question your fundamental assessment of thinking about russia i'm thinking about some of the arab nations who say you're biased against them but we're not what do you make of those claims but we 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
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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 this. the journalist jamal khashoggi who was murdered in the wake of incidents like that what 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 i think that's also what's intended by acts like these. one murder or one fred one physical attack of the journalist and a given country or a given context is enough to spread fear among. dozens of his colleagues and. intimidate the whole profession there christopher dreier from reporters without borders thank you so much for joining us you're welcome one of the german chancellor angela merkel has expressed her shock and sadness for the victims of
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a tour bus crash on the portuguese island of madeira portugal's foreign ministry told reporters that all twenty nine people killed in the crash were german the bus plunged down a hillside east of the capital in the area 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 bus was full of german holidaymakers with families waiting for them at home. going to sleep. the german government is doing everything in its power to ensure that the relatives are well informed. the german ambassador and consular staff have already arrived on the oil and to provide the necessary care. for the
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unofficial in charge of identifying the victims is already in place. but. germany has also set up a hotline for the victims' families. on twitter portugal's prime minister antonio cost expressed his condolences and reached out to german chancellor angela merkel the driver has reportedly survived authorities must now determine what caused the bus to veer off the road. 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 that it's premature to talk about the cause of the accident was of was the dance the diplomats. a philosophy based on thursday european parliamentarians held a minute of silence for the victims. while three days of mourning will be observed
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in my dear. sports news now and in the champions league quarter finals tottenham edged out manchester city on the away goals roll in one of the most dramatic ties in the competitions history spurs held a one goal advantage heading into the second leg which proved crucial at the end of a breathless ninety minutes. the pre-game atmosphere in manchester suggested a memorable much awaited and it didn't disappoint his right hand stirling put city ahead after just four minutes a quick fire double from shaun in sun soon put spurs back in the driver's seat but city's bernardo's silva brought the game level again moments later to two or four goals coming in the first eleven minutes of the match city scored twice more through stirling in sergio aquaria on the side of half time to take a full two advantage on lisa fernando the red tape to give spurs precious away goal
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in the seventy third minutes city thought that it sealed i drew a magic last gasp when i threw stirling in injury time. but the video referee ruled it out for offside. is cruel but his word is worth accepting so it was a. nice game for everybody a little tentative to twenty minutes you know two three. we were we did everything and forcefully at the end was. so congratulations thirteen and he's team and he said and all the best for the same. spurs and their coach merits your culture to know 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. and if the other quarter final german coach here in clubs liverpool defeated porto for one to stroll through to the final four sabio men they opened the scoring after twenty
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six minutes and mohamed salah made it a two nil for liverpool after the break porto grabbed a goal back on sixty nine minutes but with barrow for now and virgil van dyke sealed a dominant second leg win for the reds they won the tie six one on aggregate. and i tracked frankfurt are the last remaining german club in the europa league they face spend ficta in just a few hours the first like ended in a four to defeat for frankfurt but those two kept their goals or keeping their hopes alive rather and there is more at stake than just european glory thoughts. ran for it need to dig deep they have to overturn a four two deficit against benfica except an end to the european dreams frankfurt coach audi who seems to have it all worked out. oh we have to play the perfect game we have to come back you were talking about the europa league quarter final
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